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Sexual harassment
McGowan, Keith, 1968-
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San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [1999]

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112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
An overview of sexual harassment, including its aspects in the law, the workplace, education, and the military.
Sexual harassment and the law -- Sexual harassment in the workplace -- Sexual harassment in education -- Sexual harassment in the military -- What about men? -- Speaking out.
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HQ1237 .M34 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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An overview of sexual harassment, including its aspects in the law, the workplace, education, and the military.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. The latest entries in the Overview series provide readable, balanced treatments that can be used for curriculum enhancement or research projects. Weaver concisely defines depression, looks at the three forms it can take and who is at risk, and provides a clear discussion of the causes and current recommended and alternative treatments. He also explains how to obtain help. McGowan examines the legal aspects of sexual harassment and how such harassment is defined and identified in the workplace, in education, and in the military. Supportive statistical data are detailed in readable charts, and humorous cartoons increase awareness of the issue. Particularly informative is the discussion of the effects of sexual harassment, based on gender. Both texts feature black-and-white photographs and provide researchers with a suggested reading list, a bibliography, a list of relevant organizations, and a glossary. --Mary Romano Marks

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-An objective overview of a volatile issue. The book swiftly covers the history of harassment from its movement into the public eye in the early 1970s and roots of legal protection in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to the involvement of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and current decisions regarding same-sex harassment. Neatly subdivided topical chapters address harassment in the workplace, educational institutions, and in the military. Significant case law is incorporated and summarized in each section. The text is broken up with apropos cartoons, indifferent black-and-white photographs, and helpful statistical charts. McGowan does a steady job of defining and differentiating complex and weighted terms, leaving readers with a clear sense of concepts such as hostile environment and unwelcome sexual conduct. Sources consulted are current and authoritative, and include recent studies from the Department of Defense, the EEOC, and American Association of University Women surveys, among others. A list of contact organizations offers avenues for further information. Quick, basic, informative, and detailed enough without being overwhelming, this slim volume provides readers with a foundational understanding of both the history and contemporary treatment of sexual harassment.-Jennifer A. Fakolt, Denver Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.