Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

DOI

10.2190/IE.12.3.d

Publication Title

Journal of Individual Employment Rights

Volume

12

Issue

3

Pages

111-122

Abstract

Workplace harassment in its many forms presents an increasingly serious challenge for employers, in terms of legal liability and its potential negative effect on employee behavior. This article reviews workplace harassment with attention to the affirmative defense that the Supreme Court has authorized and the factors the courts have considered in deciding whether the defense has been established. That analysis in turn is applied to a discussion of specific actions organizations might take to prevent harassment and create a more positive and effective organizational environment.

Original Publication Citation

Zugelder, M. T., Champagne, P. J. a., & Maurer, S. D. (2007). Dealing with harrassment in all of its forms. Journal of Individual Employment Rights, 12(3), 111-122. doi:10.2190/IE.12.3.d