sexual harassment

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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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Elf Atochem North America, which found that same-sex sexual harassment claims were not cognizable under Title VII.
In reversing the Fifth Circuit and finding that Oncale could assert a claim of same-sex sexual harassment, Justice Scalia, writing for a unanimous Court, relied on the statutory language of Title VII which prohibits discrimination "because of .
Many of the cases filed by students involve the sexual harassment of males by other males, and lawsuits have been dismissed because of the ambiguity of earlier court decisions on whether same-sex sexual harassment is actionable.
Sundowner Offshore Services (1998) decision, the issue of same-sex sexual harassment should be clearer under Title VII.
But when the harasser is not homosexual, can same-sex sexual harassment exist?
But in same-sex sexual harassment cases this element is no different from opposite-sex cases.
That would prevent the case from setting any legal precedents on same-sex sexual harassment involving gay and bisexual women.
The Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit and held that same-sex sexual harassment is actionable under Title VII.
It reversed the Fifth Circuit's holding that same-sex sexual harassment never is actionable under Title VII.
In our society men are not seen as victims, so same-sex sexual harassment [among men] is seldom reported--and if it is, it's brushed off as not a big deal.
Same-sex sexual harassment does not always involve one gay and one straight man.
While same-sex sexual harassment does not always involve gay men and lesbians, they are disproportionately affected by it.