ERIC Number: EJ821902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: A Victim's Remedies and a Private University's Liability
Hall, Richard F.; Graham, Richard D.; Hoover, Gail A.
Education and the Law, v16 n1 p33-45 Mar 2004
Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem in education. With victims of harassment pursuing administrative and judicial redress, an awareness of and a program for response to the sexual harassment issue are good risk management strategies for a private university and its staff, employees, and students. This article examines, first, the two types of sexual harassment recognized by law; second, the situations in which harassment in the educational context may occur; and, third, avenues of recourse for the victim of sexual harassment and the responsibility and liability of the private university when the harassment is reported or discovered. It is designed to inform and educate the faculty and administrators of private universities about the legal implications of their response to notice of sexual harassment.
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Universities, Private Colleges, Risk Management, Legal Responsibility, Victims of Crime, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation, Gender Issues, Gender Discrimination, Work Environment, Educational Environment, Law Enforcement, Court Litigation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IX