Sex-Based Harassment: An Essay on U.S. and Indian Responses

WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY (Gurpreet Randhawa, et al., eds., 2015, Forthcoming)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-34

20 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2015 Last revised: 12 Sep 2015

Jennifer Ann Drobac

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: March 15, 2015

Abstract

This Essay examines particular laws of India and the United States (U.S.) that prohibit sexual harassment and champion the dignity and equality of not only females, but also gender nonconforming and LGBTI people. Both India and the U.S. have constitutional provisions that guarantee the equality of citizens. Both have provisions that protect life, a term that courts interpret to include dignity and privacy. Implementation of relevant laws remains a problem in both countries. Additionally, the narrow definition of sexual harassment in India and the limited understanding of the definition of "sex" in both the U.S. and India impede reform where it is needed. This Essay offers suggestions for such reform and perhaps greater changes.

Keywords: equality, dignity, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, India, Title VII, LGBTI

Suggested Citation

Drobac, Jennifer Ann, Sex-Based Harassment: An Essay on U.S. and Indian Responses (March 15, 2015). WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY (Gurpreet Randhawa, et al., eds., 2015, Forthcoming); Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-34. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2647599

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