Interpretation of anti-discrimination laws continually evolve under new court decisions. A particular form of sexual harassment, “hostile work environment,” occurs when actions in the workplace make it difficult for someone of a particular gender to work. According to the textbook, these cases involve three critical issues: a) the plaintiff cannot have invited or incited such actions; b) the actions must be severe enough to alter the terms or conditions of employment; and c) courts must determine if the employer is liable for the actions. Listen to this NPR story: Sexual Harassment
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