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OUTLINE THESIS STATEMENT: In today?s society 40 percent of the nation?s 55 million working women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

I. Introduction II. Types of sexual harassment A. Requirements of sexual harassment 1. Concept of unwelcome conduct 2. Sexual nature of conduct B. Claims of harassment 1. Quid quo pro 2. Hostile environment III. Types of Recourse A. Face-to-face B. Employer intervention C. Legal action IV. Prevention of sexual harassment A. Written document B. Proper and supervising C. Rumors and Innuendo V. Conclusion SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE OF WOMEN Bernesha Benson SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE OF WOMEN What is sexual harassment? It is the conduct to unwelcome and affect the terms and conditions of employment. There are several different ways an individual can be sexual harassed .

∙ Derogatory or vulgar comments about someone?s gender, physical anatomy or characteristics.

∙ Sexually suggestive or vulgar language.

∙ Threats or physical harm.

∙ Sexually oriented or suggestive pictures, posters, magazines, or other materials.

∙ Touching someone in a sexually suggestive way, or in a way calculated to invade her personal space.

∙ Touching of another?s breasts, genital areas, or derriere.

Whether or not conduct is unwelcome is a critical concept. Conduct is not welcome when it is unsolicited, when the victim has done nothing to incite it and when the victim views that conduct as undesirable or offensive. Simply because a woman acquiesces ti sexual demands-or participants in a sexual relationship, even for an extended period of time. Conclusions cannot be automatically drawn about whether or not she welcomed that conduct.

Welcomeness is frequently an issue when women have participated in a certain level of joking, teasing, or verbal repartee but feel uncomfortable or offered when the level of such sexually oriented discussion escalates. To be kinds of...