Employment

Below are laws, cases, research, current developments and advocacy resources relating to sexual harassment in employment.

Laws
These provisions allow for punitive and compensatory damages ...
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These provisions allow for equitable remedies, including back pay, and injunctive relief ...
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In August of 2019, the Illinois governor passed a new sexual harassment law, strengthening protections in several areas: ...
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In 2019, New York state passed and Governor Cuomo signed a new sexual harassment law. The law: ...
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Cases
Munford v. James T. Barnes & Co., 441 F. Supp. 459 (E.D. Mich. 1977)This case brought by Maxine Munford inspired ...
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Continental Can Co., Inc. v. State, 297 N.W.2d 241 (Minn. 1980) was the first coworker harassment case brought by Willie ...
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In the first Supreme Court on sexual harassment, the Justices ruled in Meritor Saving Bank, FBS v. Vinson,  477 U.S ...
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Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co., 824 F. Supp. 847 (D. Minn. 1993) was the first successful class action lawsuit. The ...
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In Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc., 510 U.S. 17 (1993), the Supreme Court ruled on whether an employee has to ...
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Research
The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace, By Lauren Stiller Rikleen ...
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African American Women In Defense of Ourselves, New York Times, 1992, a response to the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings by ...
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"In the waning months of 2017, Americans endured an almost daily barrage of news reports describing sexual harassment by powerful ...
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Restaurant Opportunities Centers and Forward Together, The Glass Floor: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry (2014) By looking at the ...
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Current Developments
This Hulu documentary gives inside story of the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein, revealing how, over decades, he acquires ...
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In August of 2019, the Illinois governor passed a new sexual harassment law, strengthening protections in several areas: ...
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In 2019, New York state passed and Governor Cuomo signed a new sexual harassment law. The law: ...
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The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace, By Lauren Stiller Rikleen ...
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Advocacy and Activism
Equal Rights Advocates provides legal resources and assistance to people experiencing sexual harassment in employment and at schools. They have ...
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An organization of farmworker women, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, published an open letter to Hollywood celebrities in Time magazine of ...
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Over 300 Hollywood celebrities responded to the farmworker women's letter with an open letter of their own published in the ...
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African American Women In Defense of Ourselves, New York Times, 1992, a response to the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings by ...
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