Creating an intimidating work environment
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.While Title VII is the base level for sexual harassment claims, states have sexual harassment laws which may be even more strict. This article will outline the two types of workplace sexual harassment, employer liability, and strategies and procedures to put an end to the behavior.FLETC is proud of its record in providing equal employment opportunity to all and will pursue the elimination of any vestige of discrimination by every means at its disposal.Discriminatory harassment is verbal or physical conduct that demeans or shows hostility, or aversion, toward an individual because of his/her race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or because of retaliation for engaging in protected activity and that: The terms intimidating, hostile and offensive are interpreted according to legal standards as determined by the law, and are viewed from the perspective of a reasonable person in similar circumstances as the complainant.Harassment negatively impacts the entire workforce, not just the employee who believes the harassment is directed at him or her.Accordingly, employees who are not the targets of but are witnesses to the conduct can file a harassment claim. Sexual harassment can range from persistent offensive sexual jokes to inappropriate touching to posting offensive material on a bulletin board.
It is important to understand that while your boss may be intimidating, confrontational, or may seem to create a hostile work environment, only a small percentage of claims constitute hostile work environment under Indiana law.
Employees have a right to work in an environment that is free from harassment.
State and federal laws explicitly protect certain classes of individuals from being discriminated in the workplace.
Discrimination based on race is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Racial discrimination occurs when persons are treated differently than others who are similarly situated because they are members of a specific race (e.g., White, Black, Asian, etc.).
Sexual harassment at work is a serious problem and can happen to both women and men.