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.
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: 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: 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.
Author: Martha Langelan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1993-07
Genre: Social Science
Women who have stopped harassment share successful retaliatory tactics, including administrative solutions in the workplace and formal lawsuits, and offer nine elements of a nonviolent direct confrontation. Original.
Author: Paul I. Weizer
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2002
It is not always clear what actually constitutes -sexual harassment- or how it differs from other types of discrimination based on gender. Often, what is thought of as sexual harassment by one person might be considered simply rude or immature behavior by another. While sexual harassment is a major issue in American workplaces and schools, there is no bona fide consensus as to what sexual harassment really is. <BR> This book is designed to bring together material on an issue that is currently troubling most workplaces and schools in the United States: the problem of how to deal with a distressing increase in sexual harassment claims in all areas of American life. It does not attempt to answer all of the questions of how best to prevent sexual harassment while preserving the rights of the accused - no book can provide such answers; rather, it is designed to provide readers with a variety of material to begin the journey of discovering these answers for themselves."
Author: Anne Levy
Release Date: 2002
This text is designed for courses in legal environment of business, law of business organizations, employment law, and human resource management. As a manager or an employee, workplace sexual harassment is a delicate and complicated matter. That is why this text covers both the legal and psychological perspectives, allowing students to grasp the full scope of this area, as well as the implications to individuals and businesses. With updated coverage of laws, research, and Supreme Court cases - and practical information regarding policy and procedure for dealing with sexual harassment - this is a comprehensive text on the subject.
Author: Michele A. Paludi
Release Date: 2015-08-26
Genre: Social Science
Addresses current legal and psychological issues involved in campus and workplace violence, specifically sexual misconduct, and offers best practices for organizations seeking to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct. Provides an overview of current legislation surrounding sexual misconduct Examines the impact of sexual misconduct on individuals, bystanders, and organizations Offers recommendations for investigating complaints of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct in organizations and universities Presents invaluable insights into cultural views regarding sexual harassment Contains essays by campus and workplace consultants, lawyers, and other subject experts