Author: Mary L. Boland
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics
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.
Author: Mane Hajdin
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
Release Date: 2002
"This book examines the question of whether the law about sexual harassment is morally justified, and argues that it is not. While the author has approached that examination as a professional philosopher, the book does not presuppose that its readers belong to any particular academic discipline: it is intended to be of interest to scholars in philosophy, political science, and jurisprudence, but also accessible to other educated readers. No previous familiarity with the law of sexual harassment is assumed, other than the general knowledge that any casual reader of newspapers is bound to have. The book is devoted to arguments that are addressed to all open-minded readers who wish to think about the topic critically."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Jane LaLonde
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2015-09-08
At last a practical and thorough sourcebook for anyone faced with the ordeal of sexual harassment. Until two years ago, we were two ordinary working women with career goals and bright futures...Then suddenly everything changed. We encountered a situation we never thought would happen to us--we became victims of sexual harassment. While sexual harassment is increasingly in the headlines, it remains a confusing, isolating ordeal for the individuals whose lives it affects. In addition to the feelings of powerlessness, anger, and fear it often instills, a woman (or man) who is being sexually harassed is faced with a maze of professional, legal, and personal decisions. This book, written by two women who conducted intensive research in order to find their way through the maze, offers a lifeline of information and a safety net of support. With a balanced point of view and generous checklists, examples, and personal narratives, the book covers: Legal and practical definitions of what sexual harassment is--and not Whether and how to file a formal complaint Whether to hire a lawyer and what to expect from the legal process What retaliation is and how to fight it How to deal with the emotional stress, invasion of privacy, and career changes that often result from being sexually harassed This indispensable book sheds light on a difficult and little-understood problem.
The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual harassment. Do all instances of sexual harassment constitute sex discrimination? Are some instances merely sexual attraction gone wrong? Do social policies aimed at eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace violate freedom of expression or do they make working relationships possible between women and men? In this uncompromising yet respectful debate, two philosophers of widely divergent views present clear arguments and then respond directly to each other's reasoning. LeMonchek argues for a feminist perspective on sexual harassment that is sensitive to the politics of gender. Hajdin contends that this perspective is both morally confusing and legally problematic, and that sexual harassment can be better addressed by traditional moral and legal categories.
Author: Evangeline W. Swift
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 1996-07
Discusses the results of a study to determine the nature & extent of sexual harassment (SH) in the federal government. Indicates that unwanted sexual attention remains a widespread problem in the federal sector. However, federal agencies have made strides in educating their work forces & raising the level of sensitivity to the issues surrounding SH. Defines SH; quantifies the amount & characteristics of sexual harassment in the federal sector; impact of SH; handling SH; & court decisions & evolving views of SH. Charts, tables & graphs.
Annotation Provides the results of research and of practical, effective experience in reducing the occurrence of sexual harassment, investigating complaints, and providing counseling and remedies for the victims. In addition, the authors have compiled bibliographies, audio-visual material, and pedagogical techniques for dealing with sexual harassment in the academy and in the workplace. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Author: Carrie N. Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2008
This book recounts the story of how a diverse social movement placed sexual harassment on the public agenda in the 1970s and 1980s. The collaboration of women from varying racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds strengthened the movement by representing the experiences and perspectives of a broad range of women, and incorporating their resources and strategies for social change. Black women; middle-class feminists; women breaking into construction, coal mining, and other non-traditional occupations; and women in pink-collar and working-class white-collar jobs all helped to convince governments to adopt public policies against sexual harassment in the United States. Based on interviews and original research, this book shows how the movement against sexual harassment fundamentally changed American life in ways that continue to advance women's opportunities today.
Author: Carrie M. H. Herbert
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Social Science
This book outlines a research project, concerned with the sexual harrassment of thirteen girls and the way in which a group of Inner London girls disclosed their experiences of sexual violence as children.
Author: V. P. Argos
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Release Date: 1999
The topic of sexual harassment is a real threat to society in spite of its downplaying by a large segment of society including the 42nd President of the United States. This book presents analyses designed to help shed light on it and a bibliography sorted for ease of use.
Author: Abigail Saguy
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2003-08-13
Genre: Social Science
In France, a common notion is that the shared interests of graduate students and their professors could lead to intimate sexual relations, and that regulations curtailing those relationships would be both futile and counterproductive. By contrast, many universities and corporations in the United States prohibit sexual relationships across hierarchical lines and sometimes among coworkers, arguing that these liaisons should have no place in the workplace. In this age of globalization, how do cultural and legal nuances translate? And when they differ, how are their subtleties and complexities understood? In comparing how sexual harassment—a concept that first emerged in 1975—has been defined differently in France and the United States, Abigail Saguy explores not only the social problem of sexual harassment but also the broader cultural concerns of cross-national differences and similarities.