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Willamette Education Service District SexualHarassmentPresentation
Sexual Harassment a serious problem Nationally the fastest growing area of employment discrimination Nationally the fastest growing area of employment discrimination 1990: 6,127 complaints filed with EEOC 1990: 6,127 complaints filed with EEOC 1997: 15,889 complaints filed with EEOC 1997: 15,889 complaints filed with EEOC 1/2 to 2/3 of all working women, and some working men have experienced sexual harassment 1/2 to 2/3 of all working women, and some working men have experienced sexual harassment
What Is Sexual Harassment? -A violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended -The Federal Agency charged with enforcing Title VII is the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)
Two Types of Sexual Harassment Quid Pro Quo (this for that) Submission to or rejection of conduct of a sexual nature is used as the basis for employment decisions or is made a term or condition of employment. Unwelcome sexual conduct unreasonably interferes with job performance or creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive work environment. Hostile Environment Unwelcome sexual conduct unreasonably interferes with job performance or creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive work environment.
Students Quid Pro Quo Examples Offer of a better grade in exchange for sex Offer of making a team in exchange for sex Offer of help with homework for sex
Hostile Environment Examples Teasing Inappropriate pictures Comments on body parts Note: Most harassment occurs in the hallways and the gym Students
DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT Negatively impacts school or work performance Creates fear, discouragement, and a sense of powerlessness Individual learns to dislike school or work, becomes depressed, unable to concentrate, etc. THE INDIVIDUAL THE INDIVIDUAL
DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT Physical Symptoms: Loss of appetite, tension, headaches, stomach aches, sleeplessness Emotional Symptoms: Anger, fear, anxiety, depression, self-blame, feelings of lowered self-worth THE INDIVIDUAL THE INDIVIDUAL
1.Prompt action (stop it – report it) 2.Investigation 3.Prompt corrective action is required – keep matters confidential 4.Communication 5.Watch for retaliation 6.Leave a paper trail
Guidance and Good Advice Exercise common sense Be familiar with our district’s policy Conduct yourself in a business-like manner Dress appropriately for the job Treat others in a respectful manner Be sensitive to and respect others’ feelings and reactions Speak up if someone offends you
WHAT TO DO IF HARASSED Immediately report the incident Immediately report the incident Be prepared to share specifics Be prepared to share specifics Maintain confidentiality Maintain confidentiality Immediately report any reprisals Immediately report any reprisals Contact a higher level administrator if the matter is not handled promptly Contact a higher level administrator if the matter is not handled promptly
Q u e s t i o n s ? Contact Dr. Dave Novotney, Deputy Superintendent, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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