sexual harassment


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Related to sexual harassment: sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual discrimination

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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Although well defined in the employment law, sexual harassment is still a grey area.
To sum it up, sexual harassment is a pervasive issue that requires extra-stringent measures to curb.
Koop said since the letter became public this morning she had been hearing from fellow House lawmakers who wanted to help revise the Legislature's approach to sexual harassment.
In 1998, by contrast, more women said they were less likely (29%) rather than more likely (18%) to take legal action as a result of what was then in the news dealing with sexual harassment.
Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
Sexual harassment at workplace as a specific crime was not there in statute books till 2013.
The studies described above have found a clear link between sexual harassment, body image disturbance, and eating pathology, and the impact of sexual harassment can be more negative when perpetrated by a higher status individual.
Sexual harassment can range from mild misbehaviour of an irritating nature to sexual abuse and assault, including rape.
While there is no recognized tort of discrimination (or sexual harassment), more recently, victims of sexual harassment are launching civil suits against employers and perpetrators for the intentional tort of infliction of emotional/ mental suffering, the intentional tort of sexual assault and battery, or wrongful or constructive dismissal.
In fact, there are a number of groups that involve men and women actively working together against sexual harassment.
The experts educated the audience about the basics of sexual harassment and its definition.
Laws on sexual harassment also frequently refer to the concept of vicarious liability, whereby organisations may be held legally liable unless they can establish that they took all reasonable steps to prevent the sexual harassment at issue or took action to address it after it became evident or was reported (see Markert 2005, for a cross-national comparison of sexual harassment law).