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  NCJ Number: NCJ 156663     Find in a Library
  Title: Civil Rights and Criminal Justice: Primer on Sexual Harassment
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): Paula N. Rubin
  Date Published: 1995
  Page Count: 7
  Series: NIJ Research in Action
  Annotation: Sexual harassment is examined with respect to the legal issues involved in criminal justice agencies and the implications for prevention in these agencies.
  Abstract: Criminal justice agencies are vulnerable to employee claims of sexual harassment by supervisors or coworkers and may also be held responsible for the actions of nonemployees and for harassment directed at nonemployees. Acquiescence to requests for sexual favors or activity does not necessarily mean that the favors or activity were welcomes by a sexual harassment claimant. Workplace display of sexually explicit photographs, magazines, or posters may represent hostile work environment harassment, even though the Constitution protects the private possession, reading, and consensual sharing of such materials. A single severe incident of offending behavior may be sufficient to represent hostile work environment harassment. Even if a complaint has not been filed, an agency may investigate and take action where evidence exists of unwelcome conduct. Failure to investigate promptly and take appropriate remedial action when a sexual harassment complaint has been filed may result in an agency being held liable for damages. The best way to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace is prevention in the form of policy, training, supervision, and discipline. Reference notes and list of related NIJ publications
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Employee grievances ; Sexual harassment ; Criminal justice agencies
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
  Contract Number: 92-IJ-CX-0009
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: NIJ Research in Action
   
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