Unformatted text preview: favored victims in four cases involving retaliation. This definitely helps reducing the fear of reporting inappropriate actions in the workplace. There is an argument to be made that these rulings may make false claims against an employer easier to pass in court or lead to innocents settling in mediation, but the bottom line is that the 1986 ruling has encouraged companies to include codes of conduct that adequately dissuade sexual harassment. Losing your job after one instance of harassment is not only acceptable, but imperative to a fair business environment, and not only because making unwanted sexual advances is probably intrinsically immoral. Between an employer and an employee, there is a power imbalance, and abusing that power along with the threat of retaliation is almost certainly immoral....
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- Fall '11
- Supreme Court of the United States, HARASSMENT