Studies confirmed that 42% to 50% of women and an estimated 15% of males have reported sexual harassment in the workplace.
Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 only applies to employers that (1) have 15 of more employees and (2) are engaged in interstate commerce, many State and Federal courts permit the filing of sexual harassment lawsuits even though the employer in question may not be subject to Section 703 of Title VII.
Sexual harassment generally refers to unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when (a) submission to such behavior becomes an implied or express condition of an individual's employment; (b) acceptance or rejection of sexual conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment, promotion, or advancement; or (c) sexual harassment creates unreasonable interference with an individuals's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
This seminar includes such topics as:
- Behavioral components of perpetrators and victims of sexual harassment.;
- Elements of sexual harassment complaints.
- Conducting an investigation of sexual harassment allegation.
- Structuring on-going employee educational programs regarding sexual harassment.