Most people think they'd know if they were being sexually harassed at work or if they saw someone else being harassed. When the behavior involves physical or verbal sexual advances or blatant requests for sexual favors, it's obvious. However, there are subtler behaviors that can qualify as sexual harassment. Even derogatory or demeaning comments about a person's gender can be considered sexual harassment.
A 66-year-old Southern California woman has sued the city of Beverly Hills, contending she didn't receive a promotion because of her age and that hostility from a supervisor forced her to quit her job.
Our college institutions carry a significant burden in educating the next generation. That responsibility is stressful enough for faculty members without fearing discrimination because of age, gender, race or sexual orientation. Yet, this is a reality university faculty deal with on a regular basis.