Sexual Harassment Paper

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Sexual Harassment Paper
HRM320: Employment Law
Prof. Mary Myers-Nelson
DeVry University Online

Define sexual harassment as the term is used legally.
“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that tends to create a hostile or offensive work environment.” (sexual harassment. (n.d.) West 's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. (2008). Sexual harassment comes in several different forms from words to touching to gestures something that is present from one person to another person sexually that is not wanted by the other person. This normally makes one person feel uncomfortable in the workplace causing an employee to not feel comfortable at work which all
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3.The employee must not have consented to the sexual advances or participated in the hostile work environment. 4.The harassment must be based on sex. 5.The conduct complained of must have had a deleterious effect on the employee’s job. 6.The harassment must have occurred during the scope of employment. (Moran 2011 pg 276.). The 1st factors is speaks to the person needs to be in a protected the class the protected classes are man and woman. The 2nd factor needs to show that gender played a factor had the person not been that gender then it would not of been sexual. The 3rd needs to show that the person receiving the harassment did not agree to the sexual harassment. The 4th needs to show that the harassment is sexual in nature. The 5th needs to show that sexual harassment affected the insured job in some way. The 6th will need to show that sexual harassment took play while the insured was employed with the employer.
Explain what situations are considered "severe or pervasive" and why these terms are important.
“se•vere adjective \sə-ˈvir\: very bad, serious, or unpleasant : causing a lot of physical pain or suffering : very harsh” (Severe. (n.d.). Merriam-Webster.com)
“per•va•sive adjective \pər-ˈvā-siv, -ziv\ : existing in every part of something : spreading to all parts of something” (Pervasive. (n.d.). Merriam-Webster.com)
Some situations that are
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