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Sexual Harassment. What’s it all about?. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 .

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Sexual harassment

Sexual Harassment

What’s it all about?


Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sexual harassment in schools is illegal under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools receiving federal funds. This law applies to all school-sponsored activities -- athletics, field trips, extracurricular programs, and bus or school-sponsored transportation.


Sexual harassment defined

Sexual harassment defined…

  • Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.


Types of sexual harassment

Types of sexual harassment

  • Quid Pro Quo

  • Hostile Working Environment


Quid pro quo

Quid Pro Quo…

  • means "this for that."

  • An example of this form of sexual harassment occurs if a teacher (or any school employee) stipulates that a grade (or participation on a team, in a play, etc.) will be based on whether you submit to unwelcome sexual conduct. This abuse of authority is illegal regardless of whether you refuse sexual demands or submit to them.


Hostile working environment

Hostile Working Environment…

  • Verbal, physical, or visual forms of harassment, that are sexual in nature, "sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive" and unwelcome.


Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances

Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances……

  • The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.

  • The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.


Sexual harassment can occur continued

Sexual harassment can occur continued….

  • The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.

  • The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.


Examples of possible sexual harassment

Examples of possible sexual harassment

  • Unwanted sexual teasing, jokes, remarks or questions

  • Unwanted pressure for dates

  • Deliberate touching, leaning over, cornering or pinching

  • Sexual looks or gestures

  • Pressure for sexual favors


Examples of possible sexual harassment continued

Examples of possible sexual harassment continued..

  • Unwelcomed letters, telephone calls, or materials of a sexual nature

  • Displaying sexually suggestive pictures or objects, offensive graffiti

  • Whistling or catcalling

  • Graphic or degrading comments about another's appearance, dress, anatomy


Sexual harassment is not

Sexual harassment is NOT..

  • A relationship of mutual consent

  • A hug between friends

  • Mutual flirtation


What you should do

What you should do..

  • Tell the harasser that the behavior is unwelcome and it should stop

  • Report the behavior to your immediate supervisor and the Director of Human Resources

  • An investigation will occur


Questions

QUESTIONS???????


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