The term sexual harassment was first used in the early 1970s. Sexual harassment is considered a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under Title VII, employers may not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Fact Sheet on Sexual Harassment states, “Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees and includes state and local governments. It also applies ...

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