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March 18, 2013

The Law and Your Job

Sexual Harassment

What should victims of sexual harassment do?

Employees subjected to sexual harassment should immediately notify their supervisor. If the supervisor is the harasser, the worker should go to the supervisor's superiors. Employers cannot solve the problem if they do not know about it. If there is a grievance procedure, employees should use it.

Victims should keep a written record of all incidents of harassment, detailing the place, time, persons involved and any witnesses. Victims can also express their disapproval of the conduct to the perpetrator and tell him or her to stop.

An employee can file a claim with the EEOC. If the state in which the employee lives prohibits sexual harassment, the worker should contact the proper state agency.

>>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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