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Author: Craig R. Lareau

Title: “Because of … Sex”

Subtitle: The Historical Development of Workplace Sexual Harassment Law in the USA

Journal: Psychological Injury and Law

Volume: Published online before print


Year: 2016 (Received: August 16, 2016, Accepted: August 18, 2016, Published online: August 30, 2016)

Pages: 10 pages

ISSN: 1938-971X – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1938-9728 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Prosecution: Laws / Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Types: Sexual Harassment


Link: SpringerLink (Restricted Access)


Abstract: »The current article tracks the historical development of the law of workplace sexual harassment. It begins with a discussion of the implementation of the law that serves as the basis for most sexual harassment cases in the federal courts, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The article then discusses the developments that permitted sexual harassment to come within the purview of the antidiscrimination language of Title VII. Then, the major federal legal cases that have defined the contours of sexual harassment law are discussed. Finally, the current procedures to file sexual harassment claims in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state agencies, and federal and state court are described.« (Source: Psychological Injury and Law)


  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  The Conceptual Development of Sexual Harassment Under the Law: Activists and the EEOC
  The Adoption of Sexual Harassment as Sex Discrimination in Federal Case Law
  Retaliation as a Violation of Title VII in Sexual Harassment Cases
  Procedures for Filing Claims Alleging Sexual Harassment
  State-Based Protections Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  Alternatives to Filing a Claim Under Title VII
  Compliance with Ethical Standards
  Conflict of Interest

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