What Can You Say, Where Can You Say It, and to Whom?: A Guide to Understanding and Preventing Unlawful Sexual Harassment

28 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2012  

David Allen Larson

Mitchell | Hamline School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 1992

Abstract

After an increase in visibility for sexual harassment cases in 1991, employers have had to treat allegations of sexual misconduct more seriously now that juries have the authority to award both compensatory and punitive damages. Many employers and employees remain confused, however, as to what conduct is considered unlawful sexual harassment. This article explains how courts have analyzed allegations of unlawful sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discussing what a court must find before it will impose liability. In response to the very real and immediate demand for a straightforward discussion of the law concerning sexual harassment in the workplace, this article provides a summary that is hoped to educate and assist both employers and employees. This article also discusses relevant sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

Keywords: Sexual harassment, harassment, employer, employee, civil rights, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title VII, quid pro quo, abusive environment, employer liability

Suggested Citation

Larson, David Allen, What Can You Say, Where Can You Say It, and to Whom?: A Guide to Understanding and Preventing Unlawful Sexual Harassment (January 1, 1992). Creighton Law Review, Vol. 25, p. 827, 1992. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1936890

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