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Author Stein, Laura W., 1963-

Title Sexual harassment in America : a documentary history / Laura W. Stein.

Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.


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 UniM Bail  344.73014133 STEI    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm.
Series Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues, 1069-5605.
Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Defining Sexual Harassment. How Sexual Harassment became Illegal. Definitions of Sexual Harassment -- Pt. II. Sexual Harassment in Employment. The Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Employment. Laws Prohibiting Sexual Harassment in Employment. Early Sexual Harassment Cases. The Supreme Court Speaks. Proving "Unwelcomeness" Legal Responsibility for Sexual Harassment. Remedies Available in Cases of Harassment. Evidence about the Plaintiff's Sexual History. Same-Sex Harassment. Special Issues in Hostile Environment Harassment. Sexual Harassment by Government Officials. Lawsuits Brought by Those Accused of Harassment -- Pt. III. Sexual Harassment in the Military. The Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in the Military. The Tailhook Scandal. Military Regulation of Sexual Harassment. More Recent Military Sexual Harassment Scandals -- Pt. IV. Sexual Harassment in Education. Laws Prohibiting Sexual Harassment in Education. Development of the Law Against Sexual Harassment in Education.
The Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Educational Institutions. Harassment by School Employees. Harassment by Peers. Same-Sex Harassment. When the very Young are Accused of Harassment. Sexual Harassment and Academic Freedom -- Pt. V. New Frontiers in Sexual Harassment Law. Sexual Harassment in Housing. Sexual Harassment in other Contexts -- Pt. VI. The Supreme Court's Decisions from 1998.
Summary The definition of sexual harassment and our developing awareness of the concept in the late twentieth century is explored in this collection of over 90 documents. Political and social aspects of sexual harassment are examined through legal cases that defined and prohibited it, as well as government documents, major studies, and newspaper accounts of major developments concerning sexual harassment. Each document is accompanied by an explanatory introduction to help high school and college students understand how that particular document fits into larger trends, while making it more accessible to the reader. Stein provides a comprehensive history that explores legal prohibitions on sexual harassment, examining important historical cases, while focusing on current areas of controversy, such as same-sex harassment and free speech issues.
Subject Sexual harassment -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Sex discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- Sources.
ISBN 0313301840 (alk. paper)