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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What you Need to Know - and What You Can Do
     

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What you Need to Know - and What You Can Do

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by Mary Boland
 

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ISBN-10: 1572485272

ISBN-13: 2901572485272

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Sourcebooks

What You Need to Know-and What You Can Do

You can stop sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment is not about sex-it is about power. Immediate help is available to put you back in control. You do not have to give in and you do not have to give up your job. You can stand up to harassing coworkers and supervisors, and you do not have to go to court to do it.

Overview

What You Need to Know-and What You Can Do

You can stop sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment is not about sex-it is about power. Immediate help is available to put you back in control. You do not have to give in and you do not have to give up your job. You can stand up to harassing coworkers and supervisors, and you do not have to go to court to do it.

There are many ways to get the harassment to stop. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace explains your options and how to take action.

This book teaches you:
• Why sexual harassment occurs
• How Title VII can protect you
• What the EEOC and FEPA do and how to contact them
• What steps your employer must take
• Who you can turn to for help
• How to prevent future harassment
• How to find and work with a lawyer
• How to file a complaint

Sexual harassment is never acceptable. Do not tolerate it any longer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901572485272
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
261

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Harassment
SECTION ONE: OVERVIEW OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Chapter One: Dynamics of Sexual Harassment
Why Sexual Harassment Occurs
Stopping Sexual Harassment
Chapter Two: Laws
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
State Fair Employment Practices Acts
Local Municipal Codes
Private Tort Claims
Criminal Laws
Chapter Three: Types of Sexual Harassment
Harassing Conduct: A Continuum of Harm
Categories of Sexual Harassment
Issues in Sexual Harassment
Discrimination Laws are Not a Civility Code
Psychological Harm
Chapter Four: The Impact of Sexual Harassment
Emotional Effects
Physical Effects
Economic Effects
SECTION TWO: EMPLOYERS
Chapter Five: When an Employer will be Held Responsible for Sexual Harassment
Who an Employer Is
Supervisors
Threats, but No Actual Employment Action Taken Yet
Constructive Discharge
The Responsibility of an Employee to Reduce Harm
Coworkers
Customers and Other Nonemployees
Individual Harassers Held Responsible for Their Harassment
Chapter Six: What an Employer Should Do to Prevent Sexual Harassment
A Sexual Harassment Policy
Complaint Procedures
Love Contracts
Discipline
Education and Training
Surveys
SECTION THREE: REMEDIES
Chapter Seven: What You Can Do about Sexual Harassment
The Decision to Report
Strategies to Stop Sexual Harassment
Sample Sexual Harassment Incident Form
Reporting Options
Chapter Eight: Remedies for Sexual Harassment
Remedies
Damages and the Civil Rights Act of 1991
InstitutionalRemedies
Chapter Nine: How to Use the Company Process
Preliminary Considerations
Keep Records
The Report of Sexual Harassment
Investigation of the Report
Employer’s Response
Sustained Report
Unfounded Report
Unsubstantiated Report
Monitoring
Employer Records
If the Harassment Continues
If You Decide to Drop the Complaint
Disagreeing with the Sanctions Imposed
If You are Not Satisfied with the Resolution
Chapter Ten: Filing a Complaint with the EEOC or Your State FEPA
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
State and Local Fair Employment Agencies
Chapter Eleven: Filing a Lawsuit
Title VII Case
The Reasonable Person Standard
Sexual History of the Plaintiff
Psychiatric Exam
Repeat Offenders
Employer Defenses
Pretext
Retaliation
Remedies
State Fair Employment Practices Laws
Settling Your Case
Tort Action
Criminal Offenses
The Harasser Can Sue
SECTION FOUR: LEGAL RESOURCES
Chapter Twelve: Legal Research
Statutes or Codes
Case Reporters
Internet Research
Legal Encyclopedias
Digests
Form and Practice Guides
Chapter Thirteen: Mediation and Arbitration
Mediation
Arbitration
Chapter Fourteen: The Role of Lawyers
Lawyers and Confidentiality
Finding a Lawyer
Initial Contact
First Interview
Fee Arrangements
Working with the Lawyer
Endnotes
Glossary
Appendix A: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Offices
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Appendix B: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
Appendix C: State-by-State Fair Employment Practices Laws and Antidiscrimination Enforcement Agencies
Appendix D: References
Index
About the Author

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What you Need to Know - and What You Can Do 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The primary U.S. law regarding sexual conduct in the workplace, which Congress enacted in 1964, has had a profound impact on American society and business. Attorney Mary L. Boland¿s comprehensive handbook tells employers and employees how to define and prevent this problem and explains what to do if you are a victim. She provides the right level of detail for nonlawyers, pointing out the kinds of issues, conditions and events that can trigger a complaint. The book is readable and clearly organized, with sections that explain employer responsibilities, legal resources and remedies - from filing a lawsuit to arbitration and mediation. Four appendices and a glossary add valuable information. We highly recommend this lucid, practical book to human resource managers, executives, small business owners and employees at every level, particularly victims of sexual harassment.