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sexual Harassment

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Persistent unwelcome sexual remarks, looks, or advances, especially from a senior colleague in the workplace. See also stalking.

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... harassment n . Persistent unwelcome sexual remarks, looks, or advances, especially from a senior colleague in the workplace. See also stalking...

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
Length:
64 words

...sexual harassment Unwanted sexual advances or the demand for sexual favours, usually of women by men. In an employment context, sexual harassment can be combined with the threat that refusal to yield to the harassment will result in negative employment-related consequences such as not obtaining promotion or being made to do undesirable tasks. Sexual harassment is illegal. It is a form of sex discrimination...

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
2,749 words

...on the problem of sexual harassment and how to address it. Research suggests three possible causes of sexual harassment, rooted in biology, differing perceptions, and power differentials. The first explanation, sometimes termed the sex-role spillover effect, posits that sexual harassment is a function of sexual desire—men’s harassment of women is a manifestation of an allegedly greater sex drive and tendency toward sexual aggression. The second explanation posits that men and women perceive sexual conduct differently and that sexual harassment occurs as a result...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...sexual harassment Psychological, occasionally also physical, pressure, often by a senior person in an organization on persons of lower rank, with the intent to obtain sexual favors. Sometimes the purpose is to intimidate women who have entered traditionally male occupations. ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
2,386 words

...had adopted laws prohibiting sexual harassment, and by 2002 more than forty countries had legislation specifically prohibiting sexual harassment. The European Union defines sexual harassment as a violation of the workers' dignity, thus focusing on the exclusionary aspects of harassing conduct rather than on inappropriate sexual conduct or gender inequality, as in the United States. In the 1990s many EU members adopted legislation against sexual harassment, but most of them have done little else to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers...

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
942 words

...‘sexual harassment’ was coined in the United States in the 1960s. The phenomenon was generally considered at this time to be connected with questions of sexual attraction and pursuit, but feminists argued that sexual harassment was about power rather than about sex; activists/theorists, including Catherine MacKinnon and Susan Brownmiller , categorizing sexual harassment as a species of sex discrimination which operated to keep women in their traditional place, rather than of ‘normal’, if misguided, male‐female interactions. In 1975 , sexual harassment...

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A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
183 words

...sex. Importantly, sexual harassment, like other forms of harassment , is defined in terms of the experience and perceptions of the person who is harassed and not in terms of the perceptions of the harasser. The EU issued a Code of Practice on sexual harassment in 1992 together with a Commission Recommendation ( 1991 ) that member states adopt the code. In 2002 , harder regulation was introduced when the Equal Treatment Directive of 1972 was amended to outlaw sexual harassment. This amendment was transposed into UK law in 2005 . See also workplace...

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
578 words

...in 1998 and 1999 extended employer liability for workplace harassment and further clarified the scope of sexual harassment law. In Sexual Harassment of Working Women ( 1979 ), MacKinnon defined sexual harassment as “an unwanted imposition of sexual requirements in the context of a relationship of unequal power.” Researchers in the 1980s agreed that sexual harassment was an abuse of power and a way to control or intimidate employees. Some studies found the greatest sexual harassment in occupations where women were new or in a minority, such as...

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008

...teasing, and sexual harassment . Washington, DC: Harris Interactive Research. Anderson, K. M. , & Kreuger, L. W. (2005, February). Toward a better understanding of sexual harassment among female social workers . Annual Program Meeting for Council on Social Work Education, New York, New York. Antecol, H. , & Cobb-Clark, D. (2003). Does sexual harassment training change attitudes? A view from the federal level . Social Science Quarterly , 84(4), 826–842. Avina, C. , & O'Donohue, W. (2002). Sexual harassment and PTSD: Is sexual harassment diagnosable...

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Nancy K. Kubasek

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
504 words

... Harassment The statutory basis for the prohibition against sexual harassment is Title VII, which prohibits employers from hiring, firing, or otherwise discriminating in terms and conditions of employment on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Sexual harassment claims are divided into two categories: quid pro quo and hostile workplace environment. Quid pro quo harassment occurs when an employer or supervisor takes tangible employment action against an employee because of the employee's unwillingness to provide sexual...

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

...use the term sexual harassment to refer to an even wider range of behaviors, including sexual discrimination, sexual assault, and gender harassment. The concept of sexual harassment is particularly problematic because what offends one individual may not faze another. Research has shown that people are more likely to define a behavior as sexual harassment if it comes from someone in a position of power over them, or if it comes from someone of a different race or class background. In an article entitled “How Women Handle Sexual Harassment: A Literature...

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,156 words

... Harassment . According to Sexual Harassment ( 1991 ), an invaluable report in progress by the National Council for Research on Women, sexual harassment is defined, simply but unequivocally, as the unapproved and inappropriate sexualizing of a nonsexual relationship. Typically it is based on a real or perceived power imbalance, such as when an employer, coworker, colleague, or teacher demands sexual favors or sexual attention. Often power, not desire, is the real issue, as when a woman is harassed by her boss or a graduate student by her professor. Both...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
144 words

...sexual harassment Unwelcome and uninvited acts or behaviour of a sexual nature that a reasonable person would consider likely, in the circumstances, to offend, humiliate or intimidate the person towards whom they are directed: e.g. sexual innuendo or jokes, the display or distribution of pornography , or intrusive questions about a person’s sexual life. It has been made unlawful in certain situations by state, territory and federal legislation, such as in employment: e.g. Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) ss 28A and 28B, though claims could also be...

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
137 words

... harassment Forms of unsolicited, unwelcome, and unreciprocated behaviour, including comments, approaches, physical contact or touch, or even ways of looking at an individual. These would usually emanate from an individual in a position of authority or power, such as the sport coach or the team manager. Research on relationships between female athletes and male coaches has established that young female athletes, dedicated to training at the expense of a more balanced social life, lack experience of negotiating relationships, and are consequently vulnerable...

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Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
3,143 words

... Harassment Black women have taken a leading role in the establishment of sexual harassment as a crime and in the prosecution of that crime. The reasons for their particular concern with the issue lie within America’s history of slavery and the oppression of African women, specifically, African American women. A legal definition of what we call sexual harassment did not arise until 1976 , when the act was first prosecuted as a form of sex discrimination. Its existence in and effect on the lives of women goes back as far as historians can trace. Indeed,...

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Nancy Woloch

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...in 1998 and 1999 extended employer liability for workplace harassment and further clarified the scope of law related to sexual harassment. In Sexual Harassment of Working Women ( 1979 ), MacKinnon defined sexual harassment as “an unwanted imposition of sexual requirements in the context of a relationship of unequal power.” Researchers in the 1980 s agreed that sexual harassment was an abuse of power and a way to control or intimidate employees. Some studies found the greatest sexual harassment in occupations in which women were new or in a minority, such...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
6 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
40 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
46 words

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