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Lynn Bowes-Sperry & Jasmine Tata

In: Handbook of Gender & Work

Chapter 14: A Multiperspective Framework of Sexual Harassment: Reviewing Two Decades of Research

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A Multiperspective Framework of Sexual Harassment: Reviewing Two Decades of Research
A multiperspective framework of sexual harassment: Reviewing two decades of research
LynnBowes-Sperry and JasmineTata

Sexual harassment is a pervasive and widespread problem in the workplace, with estimates of harassment ranging from 28% to 90% for female targets and 14% to 19% for male targets (Gelfand, Fitzgerald, & Drasgow, 1995; Gutek, 1985; Mazer & Percival, 1989; Schneider, Swan, & Fitzgerald, 1997; U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, 1981, 1988, 1995). Recent watershed events in the United States, such as Paula Jones's sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton, and Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings (Hill, 1997), have put this issue in the public eye. Public awareness has been ...

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