Evaluating Sexual Harassment: Psychological, Social, and by Clinical Assistant Professor William E Foote, Research

By Clinical Assistant Professor William E Foote, Research Professor Jane Goodman-Delahunty

Comparing Sexual Harassment presents psychologists with crucial info for undertaking an evidence-based forensic session. The authors acquaint readers with the medical and social medical literature on sexual harassment, and observe those findings to concerns that psychologists needs to reflect on in getting ready ethically sound and well-substantiated forensic stories and testimony. This ebook integrates present learn with present case legislations on sexual harassment. It bargains a mode for undertaking a accomplished assessment of a plaintiff, in addition to a science-based method of the 2 significant concerns in sexual harassment disputes: causation and credibility. Of specific curiosity to readers should be illustrative case stories and the bankruptcy on trade dispute solution. This booklet might be a helpful source for the skilled forensic practitioner looking a entire evaluate of the study. For starting evaluators who are looking to begin perform during this region, this e-book presents a framework that's grounded in examine and sound perform.

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1997). For example, in a survey of human relations professionals by the Society for Human Resources Management (1998), 24% of respondents said that workplace romances resulted in complaints of sexual harassment. In the workplace, ex-lovers who are coworkers must often continue to interact on a daily basis with someone with whom they may have significant conflict. HARASSERS, HARASSMENT CONTEXTS, SAME-SEX HARASSMENT 37 An additional complication arises when only one of the participants may not want to continue the relationship, resulting in a situation in which the attempts for dates and reconciliation are experienced by the rejecting party as unwanted.

Many men are positively oriented toward women and, in fact, seek a social or sexual relationship with them. However, in some cases, men misconstrue or misperceive the dress or behavior of women as sexually provocative. In nonwork settings, misperceptions of this sort are relatively common (Abbey, 1987). The extent to which a woman sits, stands close to, or touches a man often causes both male and female observers to conclude that the woman is interested in a romantic relationship (Abbey & Melby, 1986).

This statute may be used independently of Title VII as a basis for a civil rights suit by an aggrieved public employee against a state or local government for violations of federal constitutional and statutory laws (Lindemann & Kadue, 1999, p. 191). Common Law and Tort Theories Common-law tort actions were more widely used in sexual harassment cases before the federal law permitted recovery for pain and suffering and punitive damages (Civil Rights Act of 1991). Torts are civil wrongs that occur between parties for which the legal system provides a remedy.

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