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Title: Harassment in the Workplace: A Proactive Approach
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:58  Issue:12  Dated:(December 1991)  Pages:29-30,32,34-42
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An overview is provided of the types of legislation prohibiting workplace harassment in police departments and the action and the remedies available to employees under these laws.
Abstract: Each statute applicable to workplace discrimination protects one or more groups of individuals on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, or color. Particularly applicable are the Federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 14th amendment equal Protection Clause. Many State equal employment laws include an extension of discrimination prohibition in the workplace to matters of sexual orientation, although the main Federal legislation controlling workplace discrimination does not currently recognize this as a category of protected individuals. In order to successfully eradicate workplace harassment and minimize liability exposure, a police department should develop an agency policy that prohibits harassment in the workplace and which clearly delineates specific types of prohibited conduct and respective complaint procedures.
Main Term(s): Discrimination; Employment
Index Term(s): Civil rights; Equal Protection; Police policy development
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