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Sexual Harassment and the Law

Sexual Harassment and the Law - 04 edition

Sexual Harassment and the Law - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780700613236

ISBN10: 0700613234

Sexual Harassment and the Law by Augustus B. Cochran - ISBN 9780700613236
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Published:
International: No
Sexual Harassment and the Law by Augustus B. Cochran - ISBN 9780700613236

ISBN13: 9780700613236

ISBN10: 0700613234

Edition: 04

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Summary

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act may have outlawed sex discrimination, but it did not address the sexual harassment of women in the workplace. Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson (1986) changed all of that. Adopting the legal theory pioneered by feminist Catharine MacKinnon that sexual harassment was indeed discriminatory, the Supreme Court's opinion brought the problem of sexual harassment into the spotlight, had far-reaching implications in the workplace, and also influenced such high-profile controversies as the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, the Tailhook scandal, and the Clinton impeachment. Book jacket.

Author Bio

Augustus B. Cochran III is professor of political science at Agnes Scott College and is associated with the Atlanta law firm of Stanford Fagan