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Missouri 2023 Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 19: Sexual Harassment


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This online interpersonal perspective lesson addresses state and federal prohibitions against sexual harassment. It defines what conduct constitutes sexual harassment and identifies the elements of a sexual harassment complaint. The lesson explores the role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights in sexual harassment cases. The lesson defines retaliation and provides examples of retaliatory conduct. The lesson explains when an employer may be held liable for sexual harassment committed by an employee and what an employer can do to avoid or limit liability. The lesson explains where and how to file a sexual harassment complaint and what damages may be available for victims of harassment. The lesson provides tips for what individuals who experience or witness sexual harassment can do. The lesson includes numerous, interactive questions based on actual sexual harassment cases filed with the EEOC.

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