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sexual harassment

an aggressive, sexually motivated act of physical or verbal violation of a person over whom the aggressor has some power. Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal because it represents an abridgment of the victim's right to equal opportunity, privacy, and freedom from assault.
Socially inappropriate behaviour defined by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as ‘...unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other conduct of a sexual nature’, or ‘...creation of a hostile atmosphere or abuse of a position of power in a relationship through sexual behaviour or language’

sexual harassment

Sexology Socially inappropriate behavior defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission–EEOC, as '…unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other conduct of a sexual nature', or '…creation of a hostile atmosphere or abuse of a position of power in a relationship through sexual behavior or language.' Sexual favor

sexual harassment,

n the U.S. Supreme Court adopted the definition of sexual harassment formulated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Com-mission as follows: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment, (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting such individual (both quid pro quo harassment), or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment (condition of work harassment).
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Parts I and II set the stage by reviewing the accounts of same-sex sexual harassment offered by courts and feminist legal scholars, respectively.
30) </pre> <p>In the wake of Oncale, many plaintiffs in same-sex sexual harassment cases have turned to the sex stereotyping language of Hopkins for refuge, arguing that Title VII provides a cause of action for hostile environment sex stereotyping.
Some of the cases of same-sex sexual harassment involve men who do not exhibit traditional male traits and who are harassed by either male coworkers or both male and female coworkers.
What this means for gay people is that unless you live in a state that specifically prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, it's easier to win a same-sex sexual harassment suit if you're in the closet at work.
The district court dismissed Oncale's claim based on an earlier Fifth Circuit ruling that had held that same-sex sexual harassment is not actionable under Title VII.
Or would that approach be rejected in favor of treating same-sex sexual harassment as the legal system had been treating cross-sex sexual harassment: as a legally cognizable and compensable sexual injury?
The lower courts are divided on the question, but a trend toward granting Title VII protection in same-sex sexual harassment cases has emerged.
As a case clarifying the rules of sexual harassment law, Oncale has the potential to help straight and gay victims of same-sex sexual harassment in the workplace, in schools, in public housing, even in the streets.
Now that the high court has ruled same-sex sexual harassment is illegal, businesses must figure out hot to deal with it
Landmark decisions on same-sex sexual harassment and marriage side in gay's favor
Same-sex harassment: The Supreme Court hears a case that will determine whether same-sex sexual harassment in the workplace violates federal law against sex discrimination.
When Joseph Oncale filed a sexual-harassment suit against his employer in 1994, the heterosexual father of two had no idea that his case would one day become a cause celebre for gay and lesbian victims of same-sex sexual harassment.