New PDF release: Confronting sexual harassment: what schools and colleges can

By Judith Berman Brandenburg

ISBN-10: 0807735906

ISBN-13: 9780807735909

Judith Brandenburg describes how faculties can confront sexual harassment inside their very own groups and the way they could turn into types that teach scholars to house sexual harassment within the greater social atmosphere. as well as explaining the theoretical, psychosocial figuring out of sexual harassment, she provides faculties and faculties the bases to conform with the legislations speedy and successfully whereas constructing long term plans of motion. The e-book covers all academic degrees and offers specific concentration to sexual harassment taking place in the course of off-campus actions and to the matter of peer harassment. It courses the reader via present guidelines, tactics and academic programmes from round the state, and lists case sudies in accordance with the author's real studies. Concluding this paintings is an annotated advisor to print and media instruments for switch and thorough solutions to the 10 most commonly asked questions on sexual harassment and faculties, akin to: how do i am getting my college to take the difficulty of sexual harassment seriously?; what are the hazards or attainable expenditures to the individual bringing a criticism of sexual harassment?; how can a college verify if it is being powerful in combating sexual harassment and a opposed setting? ; and the way do we limit sexual harassment with out infringing on people's privateness and freedom?

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Should there be Page 5 any difference in the way we regard the person whose behavior, while experienced as unwanted and harassing, honestly is misguided rather than intentional (for example, the lonely graduate student who expresses a social interest in a female undergraduate his own age and is surprised to learn from a grievance board member that she feels threatened because he is her teaching assistant). Helen Garner (1995) takes a sensitive and sympathetic look at the experience of the person accused of sexual harassment.

Data from the Office for Civil Rights (1994) reveal that men filed 10% of the sexual harassment complaints received between October 1989 and Page 12 November 1993. One of only a few cases involving male-on-male sexual harassment that has gone to court was brought by an employee at Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company in Jacksonville, Florida. "A man who said his male boss had grabbed his crotch and kissed him on the neck has won a lawsuit based on an accusation of male-on-male sexual harassment" ("Man Wins Harassment," 1995, p.

In some instances excessive punishment may be unfair to both parties. " It is important to educate ourselves to be sensitive, to make distinctions, to use reasonable judgment, to communicate clearly, and to be assertive. However, first we must develop some shared understanding, and all of this is easier said than done. The most extreme instances we describe may be clear, but there is a large area of ambiguity. As Garner (1995) suggests, "I know that between 'being made to feel uncomfortable' and 'violence against women' lies a vast range of male and female behavior.

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