Sexual Harassment of Female Employees by Nonsupervisory Coworkers: A Theory of Liability
Allegretti, Joseph G.
FIRST PARAGRAPH(S)|Sexual harassment is probably as old as sex itself, and sexual harassment in the workplace is at least as old as the rise of capitalism and the entry of large numbers of women into the workforce. For many years, however, sexual harassment was a hidden problem, rarely discussed and unchallenged in the courts. In the 1970's, sexual harassment exploded upon the national consciousness in a barrage of articles, investigations, and television shows. Surveys revealed that the problem was widespread, affecting millions of female workers. Under this onslaught of publicity, sexual harassment soon lost its immunity from legal attack, as federal courts recognized a cause of action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment because of sex...
15 Creighton L. Rev. 437 (1981-1982)
Creighton University School of Law