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Sexual Harassment Objectives 1.Explain the difference between harassment and flirting. 2.Give 3 examples of sexual harassment. 3.Explain the 3 steps you.

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1 Sexual Harassment Objectives 1.Explain the difference between harassment and flirting. 2.Give 3 examples of sexual harassment. 3.Explain the 3 steps you should take if you’re being harassed.

2 Sexual Harassment What can I do if I’m being harassed? How can I prevent myself from being accused of harassment?

3 What is harassment? Harass (verb) …to harass someone –To annoy continually –HARASSMENT IS DEFINED BY THE PERSON BEING HARASSED (recipient)!!! If it doesn’t bother them then it isn’t considered harassment

4 How do you feel if you’re being harassed? Uncomfortable Intimidated Angry Violated Invaded Insecure Dirty DISTRESS If your GUT is telling you something is wrong, then it probably is!

5 Examples of Sexual Harassment 1.Sexual comments or jokes –About a person’s body, clothing, or gender 2.Writing sexual messages on notes or walls –Degrading materials: graffiti, posters, calendars 3.Spreading sexual rumors

6 Examples of Sexual Harassment 4.Spying on someone dressing or showering 5.Exposing body parts 6.Inappropriate touching –Pinching, patting, brushing up against 7.Continuously pressuring for dates

7 Examples of Sexual Harassment 8. Teasing about sexual activity or lack of sexual activity 9. Whistling at someone 10. Teasing someone about body development 11. “Rating” other people (based on looks or sexual activity)

8 School & Workplace Severe penalties enforced if sexual harassment is allowed in a –School LEVEL III Behavior –See page 7 in student handbook District 158 Grievance Procedure Illegal according to an amendment to Title IX of the Civil Rights Act –Workplace Illegal under an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

9 What is a Grievance? A complaint –As against an unjust or unfair act

10 What to do if you’re being harassed… Tell the person to stop & document what’s been happening File a complaint with superiors at work/school By law, employers/schools are required to have a grievance (complaint) procedure File a charge with local, state or federal agency against employer/school There are laws that protect victims if their employer/school does nothing about harassment Rarely are the police contacted!

11 CosmoGirl Article - Aug 2003 “I was sexually harassed at work” 1.Describe Brianna’s personality in high school. 2.Why didn’t Brianna say anything about the harassment? 3.How did Brianna feel about the harassment? 4.Why is it important to document the harassment? 5.What happened to the harasser?

12 Extra Slides

13 What’s the difference? Harassment Flirting/ Being Nice Feelings Verbal “ Non-verbal (touching)

14 What’s the difference? Harassment Flirting/Being Nice Feelings uncomfortable, intimidated, angry, violated, invaded, insecure, DISTRESS EUSTRESS, good, liked, comfortable, welcomed, special, have “butterflies” Verbal “I’d like to look at you every day.” “I want to ____.” “You look very nice today.” Compliments. “Would you like to go out?” Non- verbal (touching) Rubbing shoulders in an intimidating way… Pinching, cornering, slapping Rubbing shoulders in a way that makes you feel good… Hugs, holding hands…

15 10 Ways to Stop 1)Say “STOP!” Don’t ignore (passive) They need to realize it is wrong 2)Get emotional support 3)Document EVERY incident What, where, date, how you felt, your response to harasser, witnesses… 4)Look for evidence Ask others if they are victims too Keep notes 5)Write harasser Describe the harassment, your feelings, tell them to stop

16 10 Ways to Stop 6)Copy letter to harasser Keep away from work/school 7)Document your job performance Job evaluations… 8)Use a grievance procedure Tell people in authority…Title IX requires school/business to have a grievance (complaint) procedure 9)File a charge Local, state or federal agency if school/work does nothing 10)Consult an attorney if need be

17 POSTER ACTIVITY- 10 points Directions: Create an awareness poster illustrating 3 steps a person should take to handle harassment in school. You create the 3 steps. The poster would be hung up a high school classroom or hallway. Grading: 2 pointsSpelling & grammar 2 points3 steps with explanations 2 pointsUse of 3 or more colors 2 pointsPoster size text & title 2 pointsOther (details, easy to read…)

18 POSTER ACTIVITY- 10 points Directions: Create an awareness poster illustrating 3 steps a person should take to handle harassment in school. You create the 3 steps. The poster would be hung up a high school classroom or hallway. Grading: 2 pointsSpelling & grammar 2 points3 steps with explanations 2 pointsUse of 3 or more colors 2 pointsPoster size text & title 2 pointsOther (details, easy to read…)

19 Legally Blonde Harassment in the workplace.

20 Bell Work 1.Describe at least 2 examples of sexual harassment you have seen at school (do not include any names)? 2.Comment on the difference between flirting & sexual harassment. 3.On what pages of your student handbook is the section on harassment? Review textbook page 333 and then answer the following questions on your packet.

21 In the Workplace 1.Quid Pro Quo (this for that) –Supervisor makes unwelcome sexual advances either stating or implying that the person must submit to keep a job, get a promotion, raise or high grade 2.Hostile Environment –Creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment Vulgar statements, pinups (naked), jokes One time occurrence is enough to file a complaint

22 In the Workplace 3.Sexual Favoritism –Rewarding (raises or promotions) only employees who submit to sexual demands

23 Clothing Provocative clothing is inappropriate at work & school –But…doesn’t give a person the RIGHT to break the law –“I could tell by the way he/she was dressed, that she wanted…” Investigation –Victims must realize that what they wear & how they act will most likely be examined by the court or person investigating the complaint –What impression are you sending?

24 Bell Work Choice: only pick 1 1.If you have gone to my web page you may answer the following questions. What did you go there for? Was it helpful? Was it confusing? Suggestions/Ideas? 2.Look through your binder and tell me which topic has been the most interesting to you so far this semester. Tell me how it impacts your life.


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