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March 18, 2013

The Law and Your Job

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is illegal. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination includes sexual harassment as a type of illegal sex discrimination. Moreover some states, such as Illinois, Michigan and North Dakota, have laws expressly prohibiting sexual harassment. Most other states interpret their laws prohibiting sex discrimination to include sexual harassment.

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How is sexual harassment defined?

What is quid pro quo harassment?

If a worker "voluntarily" has sex with a supervisor, does this mean that she has not been sexually harassed?

Is an employer liable for quid pro quo harassment engaged in by its supervisors?

What is hostile environment harassment?

Is an employer liable for hostile environment harassment?

What should victims of sexual harassment do?

How can employers prevent sexual harassment?

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