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Unformatted text preview: John Giardiniere Gbus section 8 Sexual Harassment Encyclopedia entries From Encyclopedia Britannica: in law, a type of employment discrimination. Sexual harassment can take many forms, including requests for sexual favors, unwelcome sexual advances or other unwelcome verbal, physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature made, either explicitly or implicitly, as a term or condition of any individual's employment, as a basis for employment decisions affecting the individual, or in a manner that creates an intimidating or offensive working environment. In the United States, laws dealing with sexual harassment are based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, religion, or national origin. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which was created by the act, issued rules in the 1980s stating that an employer must provide a workplace free from sexual harassment or intimidation. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld this rule in 1986 when it held in from sexual harassment or intimidation....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course GBUS 191 taught by Professor Welpot during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.
- Spring '08