The Downslide to Harassment
Like many of us, bold headlines have caught our attention. The Supreme Court established new standards for what constitutes sexual harassment.
settles for $34 million*, a record amount, ending a lawsuit brought
on by 300 women. When Home Depot agrees to a settlement of $87.5 million*
in a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit, preventative measures
seem quite appealing. The jury in a lawsuit against UPS awarded $8.2
million in punitive damages to a female employee who claimed a hostile
work environment. With the Supreme Court's recent ruling, no company can
afford not to take preventative measures. To prevent the downward
slide towards sexual harassment, one must know the behavior
patterns associated with sexual harassment.
(*Dirstin Downey Grimsley, Washington Post, June
(**Joe Kreamer, Esq., Gender Journal, April 1998)
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