The Sexual Harassment Handbook

  • 2h 45m
  • Linda Gordon Howard
  • Career Press, Inc.
  • 2007

Do you think you have to put up with inappropriate sexual behavior to get ahead in your career? Or have you been the victim of sexual harassment and don’t know to do about it?

Are you concerned that anything you do or say could be interpreted as sexual harassment? What are the rules and boundaries?

The Sexual Harassment Handbook is the first book that gives you the insight to assess a sexual situation on the job and take effective action, before the lawyers are called in.

Many situations involving sexual harassment can be prevented or resolved if you recognize what’s happening and know what to do. The Sexual Harassment Handbook answers questions such as:

  • What is the main reason people sue over sexual harassment?
  • Can men be sexually harassed?
  • Can I be harassed if I am a manager or supervisor?
  • Why is dating a subordinate almost always a bad idea?

About the Author

Linda Gordon Howard has spent the last 30 years successfully practicing, advising, counseling, and teaching in the area of employment discrimination and sexual harassment law. She has trained thousands of employees in how to understand and comply with the difficult and confusing law of sexual harassment. Her original and proven methods communicate the logic behind the law and illustrate how to deal with sexual harassment as it happens.

Ms. Howard received her law degree from the University of Virginia Law School and undergraduate degree from Reed College. She is a former law professor, member of the White House Staff, college legal counsel, and senior attorney for the City of New York. She serves as a Trustee of Reed College and a Director of the not-for-profit A More Perfect Union, Inc. and leads transformational programs for Landmark Education. She practices law in New York City.

In this Book

  • Power, Sex, and Romance on the Job
  • Updating the Greek Tragedy
  • What is Sexual Harassment?
  • When Supervisors Harass
  • Hostile Environment Harassment
  • The High Cost of Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
  • What to Do If You Are Sexually Harassed
  • What to Do If You Are Accused of Sexual Harassment
  • What a Supervisor Should Do When an Employee Complains
  • What Employers Can Do
  • Investigations: Who Is Telling the Truth?
  • Remedies
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment Before It Happens
  • Unique Environments: Schools, Colleges, and Universities; the Military; and the Church
  • A New Language for Relating