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Preventing Sexual Harassment
A Fact Sheet For Employees
Inside This Fact Sheet You'll Find:
Definition of Sexual Harassment • what sexually harassing behavior is • when a workplace environment becomes sexually hostile • how to tell if conduct is unwelcome
Employee Responsibilities for Preventing Sexual Harassment • appropriate responses • participating in an investigation
Chronology of Development of Sexual Harassment Law
This Fact Sheet. . . explains what sexual harassment is under federal law and what it is not, the kinds of behavior that may be interpreted as sexual harassment in the workplace, how a workplace environment can become "sexually hostile," how to avoid sexual harassment of co-workers, how to deal with sexual harassment if it arises, and what to do if you become involved in a sexual harassment investigation.
This publication was prepared by David Kadue, an attorney with the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson. It is current through December 31, 2000; includes new standards established by the Supreme Court; and emphasizes the unlawfulness of harassment that is not sexual in nature but is based on gender. This fact sheet provides accurate and authoritative information regarding sexual harassment but is not legal advice. For legal advice or other expert assistance, seek the services of a competent professional.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment at work occurs whenever unwelcome conduct on the basis of gender affects a person's job, It is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: • submission to the conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or • submission…...