Sexual and Racial Harassment

Elga Lejarza-Penn, aPHR, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, GPHR

Airport Baggage Handling and Maintenance Service Company Subjected African American Male Workers to Sex and Race Harassment, Federal Agency Charges. This is a new suit filed with the EEOC just one day ago.

One of the supervisors engaged in unwelcome touching of the employees and sexually assaulted one employee on two occasions. Additionally, the supervisor also made racial comments to the employees.

It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

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Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, it can also include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.

Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.

To read the entire case from the EEOC.website, click:

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/engie-services-inc-sued-eeoc-same-sex-and-race-harassment

Test Your Knowledge:

Which case arose out of the following suit for sex discrimination by a male oil-rig worker, who claimed that he was repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment by his male co-workers with the knowledge of his employer?

A) Faragher vs. City of Boca Raton

B) Barnes vs Train

C) Oncale vs Sundowner

D) Ellison vs Brady


Elga Lejarza-Penn, aPHR, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP

The correct answer is “C”

If you would like to learn more about our Sexual Harassment Law and Investigation Techniques Training Programs and any of our other HR Training Programs and earn continuing education credits towards your SHRM or HRCI certification, please join me at any one of my upcoming HR Training Events.

If you would like to learn more about our SHRM-CP®, SHRM-SCP®, aPHR™, PHR®, SPHR® Exam Prep Courses and Boot Camps, please check out our upcoming Exam Prep Trainings and check out our Student Testimonials and Success Stories.

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