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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is widespread in the American workplace, and has a profound impact on women. Sexual harassment ranges from derogatory comments to unwanted sexual advances and threats to sexual assault, and rape. Harassment can have particularly negative consequences for workers in low-wage jobs because these workers can least afford to have their livelihoods threatened. We are working to end harassment and ensure that all workers have an effective remedy when harassment occurs.  The Fair Employment Protection Act provides crucial protections for workers from harassment.

Learn more about the harassment in the workplace:

Highlights

Fact Sheet | Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

August 1, 2000

This fact sheet explains the legal definition of sexual harassment and describes its prevalence and its impact on women in the workplace

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Fact Sheet | Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

August 1, 2000

This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about sexual harassment, including a definition of sexual harassment, steps to take if you believe you are experiencing sexual harassment, and information about filing a legal claim.

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More Resources

Reports & Toolkits | Reality Check: Seventeen Million Reasons Low-Wage Workers Need Strong Protections From Harassment

April 01, 2014

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Excerpted Remarks of Liz Watson at Press Conference on the Fair Employment Protection Act

March 14, 2014

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Testimony to Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee re: Fair Employment Preservation Act

February 27, 2014

Fact Sheet | The Fair Employment Protection Act: Restoring Protections from Workplace Harassment

February 20, 2014

Fact Sheet | The Fair Employment Protection Act: Why Workers Need Strong Protections from Harassment

February 20, 2014