Sexual Harassment In The

Food Service Industry

Definitions of Sexual Harassment

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is made either implicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment; (2) submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

Sexual harassment consists of verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature, imposed on the basis of sex, by an employee or agent of a recipient of federal funds that denies, limits, provides different, or conditions the provision of aid, benefits, services, or treatment

Empirical Definitions of Sexual Harassment


Till (1980)

Fitzgerald et al. (1988)


Link Menu For Issues Pages

Sexual Harassment Overview - opening page of this issue

The Impact of Sexual Harassment - discusses the effects of sexual harassment upon working women

What Motivates Harassers - An overview of what causes men to harass as well as a woman's perspective of this concept

The History of Harassment - Pinpointing the starting point for harassment against women within the food service industry in France

A Man's Kitchen - Tells about the typical stereotypes that follow women into the food industry

References - Sources used to create this site

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