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Two Forms of Sexual Harassment

Distinguish between the two forms of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment. Provide an example of each.

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Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination, according to the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (EEOC). This can be looked up on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website or in their office. EEOC states it is unlawful to harass a person because of that person's sex. Harassment can include "sexual harassment" or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person's sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general. Both the victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be of the same sex (EEOC).

Although the law doesn't prohibit simple teasing, ...

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The two forms of sexual harassment are determined.