Unwelcome and Unlawful: Sexual Harassment in the American Workplace / Edition 1

Unwelcome and Unlawful: Sexual Harassment in the American Workplace / Edition 1

by Raymond F. Gregory
     
 

ISBN-10: 080148927X

ISBN-13: 9780801489273

Pub. Date: 05/15/2004

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Nearly every American woman will, at some point during her working life, be sexually harassed, according to Raymond F. Gregory, a lawyer specializing in employment and discrimination law. Unwelcome and Unlawful provides information for those victims as well as for those suffering same-sex harassment and for male victims of sexual harassment. Gregory analyzes sexual…  See more details below

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Nearly every American woman will, at some point during her working life, be sexually harassed, according to Raymond F. Gregory, a lawyer specializing in employment and discrimination law. Unwelcome and Unlawful provides information for those victims as well as for those suffering same-sex harassment and for male victims of sexual harassment. Gregory analyzes sexual harassment from the perspective of existing federal law and describes the legal rights that may be asserted by victims of harassment to obtain either injunctive or monetary relief. Conduct of a sexual nature that occurs in normal workplace socialization is generally not unlawful, but it will be considered to have crossed the line of legality if it is unwelcome and is sufficiently severe or pervasive to undermine an employee's work life. Questions typically arising in a sexual harassment case include:*What types of workplace conduct are classified as sexually harassing?*When is sexual conduct considered unwelcome?*When is sexual conduct perceived as severe or pervasive?*What are the obligations of an employee to report acts of sexual harassment?*If sexual harassment is proven, what monetary damages and other relief may the victim expect to be awarded?*When is an employer liable for acts of sexual harassment committed by its workers and supervisors?*What privacy rights does an employee claiming sexual harassment have?By clarifying little-understood aspects of the law barring sexual harassment, the author presents an indispensable resource for victims seeking to learn what to expect from the legal system if they contest the actions of their harassers in the courts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801489273
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
444,696
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Sexual harassment in the workplace : an overview8
Ch. 2Various forms of sexual harassment19
Ch. 3The welcomeness issue35
Ch. 4Severe or pervasive conduct47
Ch. 5A woman's rights when other women are sexually harassed61
Ch. 6Sexual harassment in other settings72
Ch. 7Gender harassment82
Ch. 8The reasonable person and reasonable woman standards93
Ch. 9Employer liability for workplace sexual harassment103
Ch. 10The employer's duty to prevent and promptly correct acts of sexual harassment117
Ch. 11An employee's duty to take advantage of her employer's preventive and corrective measures131
Ch. 12Other forms of employer liability143
Ch. 13Constructive discharge156
Ch. 14Retaliation against workers who charge their employers with sexual harassment166
Ch. 15Sexual harassment of men by women178
Ch. 16Same-sex sexual harassment188
Ch. 17The role of arbitration in sexual harassment cases201
Ch. 18Compensatory and punitive damages and other remedies214

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