Sex, Gender, Women and the Supreme Court: How the Supreme Court has Impacted Sexual Harassment Standards in Employment Practices.
In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed into law. Title VII of this act provided a means for equal opportunities and treatment in employment practices for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. However, the inclusion of sex into the provision was not meant to deliver rights to women and did not afford women an effective means to seek protection from sexual harassment in employment. Sexual harassment limits women in their economic position and subjects women to unjust treatment in the workplace. National standards for sexual harassment originated with the Supreme Court's decision in Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson which provided that sexual harassment was a form of sex discrimination protected by Title VII. Researching if the Court develops sexual harassment case law in a manner that accounts for feminist principles in regard to women, sex, and gender, it is determined whether the Supreme Court contributes positively to women's progress in employment and in tum advances feminist goals.
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Sullivan, Maggie, "Sex, Gender, Women and the Supreme Court: How the Supreme Court has Impacted Sexual Harassment Standards in Employment Practices." (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 524.