What Is Sexual Harassment
What is Sexual Harassment
Abstract: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 decided that sexual harassment was a form of sexual discrimination. Unwelcome sexual advances, request from sexual favors, and other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature can be considered sexual harassment when these advances are rejected or these acts affects the individual?s employment. In this paper we will talk about what is considered sexual harassment and what to do if accused of sexually harassing an individual.
The legal definition of sexual harassment is, unwelcome sexual advances, request for favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual?s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual?s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment (Wyatt, 2000, para 3).
Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited too the following. The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim of sexual harassment does not have to be of the opposite sex. The harasser can be the victim?s supervisor,
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