Checklist regarding Harassment Investigation
Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination which is a violation of Title VII. Employers need to have written policies forbidding sexual harassment. Offenses that would constitute sexual harassment include: A. Demands for sexual favors in exchange for job benefits (quid pro quo); B. A job “environment” that involved sexual suggestions; C. Hostile conduct toward an employee who refused to provide sexual favors; D. Verbal or physical suggestions with a sexual overtone. A supervisor, as well as the employer, can be held liable for failing to take action regarding complaints of sexual harassment by one employee toward another.