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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment by Terry L. Fitzwater

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WHAT IS HARASSMENT?

The definition of harassment has broadened over time. It originally referred almost exclusively to the male/female relationship, but grew to include the issue of same-sex harassment, and hostile working environment. A hostile work environment is defined as working conditions so intolerable that they create extreme stress in employees. (The employee who voluntarily quits as a result has an actionable case based on the concept of constructive discharge.)

Let's take a closer look at this by drawing a minor distinction between workplace harassment and sexual harassment. These two concepts will be presented in a format suitable for inclusion in an employee handbook or a policy and procedures manual, and should be posted on all ...

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