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NCJ Number: 150046 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Guide to the Law and a Research Overview for Employers and Employees
Author(s): T E Aaron; J A Isaksen
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 230
Sponsoring Agency: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Jefferson, NC 28640
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89950-763-8
Sale Source: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Box 611
Jefferson, NC 28640
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book describes the evolution of sexual harassment as a social issue and specifically focuses on sexual harassment in the workplace.
Abstract: Following introductory chapter describing the emergence of public attention paid to this issue between 1964 and 1980, the authors review several U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board studies as well as outcomes of U.S. Supreme Court ruling and Congressional hearings regarding the incidence, prevalence, and prevention of workplace sexual harassment. Several subsequent chapters cover various stages in the process of pursuing claims of sexual harassment: evaluating the claim, litigating a case, determining liability as defined by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and weighing the evidence as held up to the "reasonable person" standard and the "reasonable woman" standard. Acts that may be defined as sexual harassment include sexual teasing, jokes, gifts, remarks, or questions; letters, calls, and pressure for dates or sexual favors; and deliberate touching, assault, and actual or attempted rape. This book outlines steps that employers are required to take vis-a-vis prevention, investigation, and remediation. The final two chapters deal with theory of liability under common law and false accusations. 271 references and 2 appendixes
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Employer-employee relations; Sexual harassment
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