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Understanding Sexual Harassment. A Work Based Learning Center Presentation Brad Boyles. Objectives Pre-Test Introductions Definition Steps in Defining Sexual Harassment Legality Who Can Be Harassers/Harassed Post-Test Teen Sexual Harassment At Work Questions. Objectives.

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understanding sexual harassment

Understanding Sexual Harassment

A Work Based Learning Center Presentation

Brad Boyles

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Objectives

Pre-Test

Introductions

Definition

Steps in Defining Sexual Harassment

Legality

Who Can Be Harassers/Harassed

Post-Test

Teen Sexual Harassment At Work

Questions

objectives
Objectives

Understand the many forms of sexual harassment and the effects it can have on the workplace

Learn the legal definition of sexual harassment and how the issue is handled

Address unwelcome behavior and create a positive, supportive workplace

pre test
Pre-Test
  • Where can sexual harassment occur?
    • School
    • Workplace
    • Public
    • All of the above
  • Sexual harassment can include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • Unwelcome touching
    • Staring or leering
    • Suggestive comments or jokes
    • Encouraging good work
  • Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of:
    • 1950
    • 1964
    • 1970
    • 1984
exploring sexual harassment
Exploring Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual harassment happens in the workplace.
  • It happens in schools.
  • It might have happened to you.

What is sexual harassment?

let s find out
Let’s find out…
  • A boy bumps into a girl and then brushes against her front, but it seems to be deliberate because he’s done it to her before. She reacts sharply and pushes him away. He laughs and says, “It was only an accident!”

Is this behavior sexual harassment?

situation two
Situation two…
  • A boy and girl are hugging each other. She laughs and tells him that he’s only after one thing. He laughs, pulls her closer and kisses her. It is clear that they like each other.

Is this behavior sexual harassment?

situation three
Situation three…
  • A girl approaches a group of girls. They turn away and ignore her, and exclude her from their group, saying “We don’t want a lezzo like you with us.”

Is this behavior sexual harassment?

situation four
Situation four…
  • A group of students graffiti comments in the boys’ toilet about another girl and her sexual experiences.

Is this behavior sexual harassment?

situation five
Situation five…
  • You have been trying to avoid contact with the assistant manager at work because he keeps asking you to go out on a date with him. Today, he cornered you and told you that he would not recommend you for a raise until you go out with him.

Is this behavior sexual

harassment?

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Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual behavior which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.

Definition…

unwanted or unwelcome sexual behavior may include
Unwanted or unwelcome sexual behavior may include:
  • Unwelcome touching
  • Staring or leering
  • Suggestive comments or jokes
  • Sexually explicit pictures, posters, screensavers, calendars
it may also include
It may also include:
  • Unwanted invitations to date
  • Requests for sex
  • Intrusive questions
  • Insults, name-calling or taunts based on sex
  • Derogatory graffiti
  • Sexually explicit e-mails or text messages
what s so wrong about sexual harassment
What’s so wrong about sexual harassment?
  • Sexual harassment is a form of bullying
  • Degrading comments hurt others
  • Using insults is a way of exerting power over another person
  • People have the right to feel

safe in school and at work

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

Sexual Harassment is illegal.

unwelcome sexual behavior is considered harassment when
Unwelcome sexual behavior is considered harassment when …

it interferes with an individual’s work performance

it creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment

rejection of this conduct affects an individuals employment

victims can be
Victims can be
  • Women or men
  • The same sex as the harasser
  • Anyone affected by the offensive conduct
harassers can be
Harassers can be
  • Male or female
  • Young or old
  • Your classmates or co-workers
  • Your supervisor or boss
unlawful sexual harassment
Unlawful sexual harassment
  • may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim

The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome.

what can you do
What can you do?
  • Help create school and work places free from harassment
  • Make people aware by confronting offensive behavior
  • Get help from a teacher, friend, principal or supervisor
  • Contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
let s find out1
Let’s find out…
  • A boy bumps into a girl and then brushes against her front, but it seems to be deliberate because he’s done it to her before. She reacts sharply and pushes him away. He laughs and says, “It was only an accident!”

Is this behavior sexual harassment? YES

situation two1
Situation two…
  • A boy and girl are hugging each other. She laughs and tells him that he’s only after one thing. He laughs, pulls her closer and kisses her. It is clear that they like each other.

Is this behavior sexual harassment? NO

situation three1
Situation three…
  • A girl approaches a group of girls. They turn away and ignore her, and exclude her from their group, saying “We don’t want a lezzo like you with us.”

Is this behavior sexual harassment? YES

situation four1
Situation four…
  • A group of students graffiti comments in the boys’ toilet about another girl and her sexual experiences.

Is this behavior sexual harassment?

YES

situation five1
Situation five…
  • You have been trying to avoid contact with the assistant manager at work because he keeps asking you to go out on a date with him. Today, he cornered you and told you that he would not recommend you for a raise until you go out with him.

Is this behavior sexual

harassment? YES

post test
Post-Test
  • Where can sexual harassment occur?

D. All of the above

  • Sexual harassment can include all of the following EXCEPT:

D. Encouraging good work

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

B.1964

you may learn more about this topic at the following websites
You may learn more about this topic at the following websites:

www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-sex.html

www.eeoc.gov/types/facts/fs-sex.html

http://www.hreoc.gov.au/youthchallenge/unit4/teaching.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovIsy-NVHh4

sexual harassment brochure project
Sexual Harassment Brochure Project
  • Using Publisher, you and a partner will design a brochure an employer could use to provide basic information about sexual harassment.
  • Use information from this PowerPoint and further information from the internet.
  • In the brochure you must provide:
    • Definition of sexual harassment
    • Steps in Determining Sexual Harassment
    • Appropriate laws
    • Who Can Be Victims
    • Who can Be Harassers
    • What To Do If You’re Being Harassed
grading rubric
Grading Rubric
  • Definition of sexual harassment 10 pts
  • Steps in Determining Sexual Harassment 10 pts
  • Appropriate laws 10 pts
  • Who Can Be Victims 10 pts
  • Who can Be Harassers 10 pts
  • What To Do If You’re Being Harassed 10 pts
  • Design of Brochure (3 panel) 10 pts
  • Include Employer Information 10 pts
  • Group Evaluation 20 pts

100 pts