Sexual Harassment

4-6 page, double-spaced mini-research project on Sexual Harassment. Everything you need to know about the project resides on this tab. 

You must use at least 2 outside resources besides the textbook. APA format, include a title and reference page, and reference sources both internally (parenthetically) and in the reference page. Answer the following questions, will include case research, and will include one appendix item. Use internet research, the textbook, and the DeVry Online Library (and any other relevant sources) to research the information.

Questions to answer:
(Include each question in a heading of your paper - In this order.)

1. Define sexual harassment as the term is used legally.
2. Explain how sexual harassment differs from gender discrimination.
3. Provide the legal definition of "quid pro quo" (also known as "vicarious liability") sexual harassment. Provide one example of a behavior which could be found to be quid pro quo sexual harassment.
4. Provide the legal definition of hostile environment sexual harassment. Provide one example of a behavior which could be found to be hostile environment sexual harassment.
5.  List the factors which contribute to a determination of whether behavior is sexual harassment.
6. Define the standard by which "unreasonable" behavior is determined.
7. Explain what situations are considered "severe or pervasive" and why these terms are important.
8. Give the main legal reason why every company should have a valid written policy against sexual harassment (besides the fact it is the "right" thing to do.) 

Cases to discuss:

Pick ONE of the following four cases to discuss in the research. In your discussion, state the following:

Cases to choose from are:
This section of your paper should be about 1 to 2 pages.

I.  Faragher v City of Boca Raton 524 US 775 (1998)
II.  Burlington Industries, Inc. v Ellerth  524 US 742 (1998)
III.  Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson  477 US 57 (1986)
IV. Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services  523 US 75 (1998)
Answer these question in the case:
A. The facts of the case (briefly!)
B. The issue in the case (i.e. what was the court asked to review?)
C. The decision of the court
D. Whether you agree or disagree with the courts decision - and why.

If you click on any of the four cases, you will be taken to the Cornell University Law School's Supreme Court Reporter decision on the case. You can also do further research and find many good articles and sources which discuss the cases online (and in your textbook.)  Note that court cases are specifically not copyrighted; when you quote from them, you use legal citation styles to reference them. 

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