Sexual Harassment Laws

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According to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they define sexual harassment as a type of sex discrimination, and it violates sexual harassment title vii of the act. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including local as well as state governments. In addition, it applies to employment agencies, labor organizations, and the federal government.

Sexual harassment, after endured for a lengthened period of time, can negatively effect the victimized individual. Some common side effects of sexual harassment include:

  • Decreased work performance
  • Increased absenteeism
  • Loss of trust in different environments
  • Loss of trust in people
  • Relocating to another city or state
  • Loss of references or recommendations

It is important that the victim in forms the harasser directly that the behavior is unwelcome and must immediately stop. Afterward, the victimized individual should use the company's complaint system to file sexual harassment complaint.

The EEOC Sexual Harassment deparment will look at many details of possible sexual harassment law cases. During an investigation, they will consider the circumstances (such as the nature of the sexual advances) and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred. Sexual harassment charges will depend on the facts and are determined on a case-by-case basis.