A History of Sexual Harassment in the United States
While the first sexual harassment decision, Williams v. Saxby was handed down in 1976, this area of law had little visibility and minimal import until Justice Clarence Thomas’ conduct toward Anita Hill became emblematic of the syndrome. A timeline of sexual harassment law shows the evolution of national awareness of sexual harassment from a culturally… Read More »
What is Sexual Harassment?
According the U.S. Equal Employment Commission, the prohibition of sexual harassment is clearly defined: It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Sexual harassment is a common form of gender discrimination, punishable by law. A 2012 survey by the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)… Read More »