Sexual Harassment in Education and Work Settings

ebook Current Research and Best Practices for Prevention

By Michele A. Paludi

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Addresses current legal and psychological issues involved in campus and workplace violence, specifically sexual misconduct, and offers best practices for organizations seeking to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.

Based on an idea conceived at a conference for the International Coalition of Sexual Harassment, this book offers up-to-date information about sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct in academic and workplace settings, as well as legal and guidance updates and best practices that discuss prevention methods. The chapters are written by noted attorneys, campus and workplace consultants, and other scholars who have assisted in collecting incident data and have thought leadership to offer.

Chapters address how workplaces and campuses respond to forms of violence as well as the impact of sexual harassment on individuals, bystanders, and organizations. Readers will learn about topics such as the "Not Alone" initiative—a result of President Obama's Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault—and the history of Titles VII and IX legislation the United States. The editors have compiled resources that address the cultural and social views of sexual harassment, the history of sexual misconduct on campuses and in organizations, and sample organizations at the national level that deal with prevention, advocacy, and legal guidance for students and employees.

  • Provides an overview of current legislation surrounding sexual misconduct
  • Examines the impact of sexual misconduct on individuals, bystanders, and organizations
  • Offers recommendations for investigating complaints of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct in organizations and universities
  • Presents invaluable insights into cultural views regarding sexual harassment
  • Contains essays by campus and workplace consultants, lawyers, and other subject experts
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