Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following: The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man.
Other Resources 1. What is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of when it occurs in the workplace. The requirement may be stated outright or may be implicit, or implied. Submission to or rejection of the conduct is a basis for employment decisions Conduct of a sexual nature has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with work performance Conduct of a sexual nature creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
Sexual harassment is prohibited. Nondisclosure agreements: A nondisclosure agreement's terms can't be used to prohibit certain disclosures related to actual or alleged violations of Arizona criminal laws regarding sexual offenses or obscenity. Specifically, they can't prohibit a party from answering a peace officer's or prosecutor's inquiry or making a statement not initiated by the party in a criminal proceeding.
Need a Lawyer? Quid Pro Quo is the more overt form and refers to an individual in a position of power demanding sexual favors or acts in return for action or inaction, such as a promotion or promising not to terminate the employee or person of lesser power who is the subject of the harassment. A hostile environment is the more common type of sexual harassment, but more difficult to prove.