Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Here's how the EEOC, which enforces the Civil Rights Act, defines sexual harassment: “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.”
It’s becoming easier for workers to win sexual harassment lawsuits, thanks to the Supreme Court taking the matter seriously. Employers that don’t take decisive action to prevent sexual harassment are facing an increasingly impatient court system. The Supreme Court has repeatedly made clear that it meant what it said in 1998 when it decided a string of sexual harassment cases. Employers ar...(register to read more)