A Look Into Sexual Harassment

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A Look into Sexual Harassment

A Look into Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964. Sexual Harassment cases come in two different forms, quid pro quo and atmosphere of harassment (hostile work environment). Here we will look at some facts and examples, statistics, and one cases involving sexual harassment. First we start with the facts. Quid pro quo means something for something, and a hostile work environment is making the atmosphere at work uncomfortable due to invitations, language, pictures, and suggestions. Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following (facts): * The
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Here is a partial graph from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website showing the last 11 years of sexual harassment cases ():

| FY 1997 | FY 1998 | FY 1999 | FY 2000 | FY 2001 | FY 2002 | Receipts | 15,889 | 15,618 | 15,222 | 15,836 | 15,45 | 14,396 | % of Charges by Males | 11.60% | 12.90% | 12.10% | 13.60% | 13.70% | 14.90% | Resolutions | 17,333 | 17,115 | 16,524 | 16,726 | 16,383 | 15,792 | Monetary Benefits (Millions) | $49.50 | $34.30 | $50.30 | $54.60 | $53.00 | $50.30 | | | | | | | | | FY 2003 | FY 2004 | FY 2005 | FY 2006 | FY 2007 | Receipts | 13,566 | 13,136 | 12,679 | 12,025 | 12,510 | % of Charges by Males | 14.70% | 15.10% | 14.30% | 15.40% | 16.00% | Resolutions | 14,534 | 13,786 | 12,859 | 11,936 | 11,592 | Monetary Benefits (Millions) | $50.00 | $37.10 | $47.90 | $48.80 | $49.90 |

Third, we will look at a sexual harassment case. The text book talks about on case, Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth. The following incidents of boorish and offensive behavior occurred during Ms. Ellerth’s employment ():
Summer 1993 While on a business trip, Ms. Ellerth accepted Mr. Slowik’s invitation to

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