November 20, 2019 Book Review

Sexual Harassment and Retaliation: A Practical Handbook for Plaintiff and Defense, Roxella T. Cavazos and Sandra R. McCandless, Editors

Reviewed by Madeline Meacham

Harassment claims based on sex have changed. Harassment claims originally were relatively straightforward: quid pro quo harassment, where a benefit of employment is contingent on an employee consenting to unwelcome conduct, or hostile environment. This could be the stereotypical boss chasing an assistant around a desk, or a male coworker sabotaging equipment belonging to a female coworker to discourage her from persisting in a work environment that, historically, has been male dominated. Claims have evolved and now arise from incredibly varied and complex sets of facts.

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