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Sexual Harrassment


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Sexual Harrassment

  1. 1. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace<br />Ann Campbell<br />Stacia Coker<br />Davis Jno-Finn<br />Jason Mayes<br />Belkis Rios<br />
  2. 2. Addressing Sexual Harassment<br />If men and women know we communicate differently, why are there so many cases of sexual harassment in the workplace?<br />
  3. 3. EEOC definition:<br />Sexual Harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, whether explicit or implicit, that interferes with an individuals work performance, employment, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment<br />
  4. 4. Harris v. Forklift<br /><ul><li>Heard by Supreme Court in ’93
  5. 5. Set the precedent for what would be considered sexual harassment
  6. 6. Abolished the idea that a person had to suffer psychological trauma.
  7. 7. Created the Hostile Work Environment</li></li></ul><li>Hostile Work Environment<br />Unwelcome conduct in the workplace, in the form of discriminatory harassment toward one or more employees.<br />A hostile work environment typically must be caused by discriminatory workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age or sex.<br />Harassment typically must be severe, recurring and pervasive.<br />
  8. 8. Oncale v. Sundower<br />Heard by Supreme Court in ’98<br />sexual harassment was not limited to opposite sex harassment, or that the male was to be the harasser. <br />three types of same sex sexual harassment claims<br />
  9. 9. Sexual Harassment Claims<br />Harasser does not have to be motivated by sexual desire.<br />Harasser hostile towards the victims’ sex. <br />Harasser treats members of both genders differently.<br />
  10. 10. Solution<br />It is important that men and women understand how to communicate effectively with each other and have a clear understanding of what is considered sexual harassment. If in doubt don’t do it and don’t say it unless there is a clearly defined understanding between the parties.<br />