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Ch 5: Vicarious Liability & Sexual Harassment

About This Chapter

This chapter's video lessons explain the standards of liability for sexual harassment carried out by a supervisor and can be used to help managerial employees understand the importance of following an organization's sexual harassment policies.

Vicarious Liability & Sexual Harassment - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter cover an organization's liability for various types of supervisor harassment, such as harassment leading to the demotion or firing of an employee. Topics of discussion include:

  • Examples of vicarious liability
  • Definition of a supervisor in harassment lawsuits
  • Employer liability for harassment resulting in employment actions
  • Employer liability for other types of supervisor harassment

The instructors in these video lessons go over the legal terms associated with vicarious liability in a way that makes them easy for your employees to understand. They also clearly delineate the types of behaviors that put an organization at risk of litigation. Lesson and chapter quizzes are included as well, so you can ensure your employees walk away from the lessons with a firm grasp of these sexual harassment concepts.

How It Helps

  • Increases awareness: A knowledge of vicarious liability standards for sexual harassment lawsuits can help supervisors understand the risk unlawful behavior presents to themselves and their employers.
  • Ensures compliance: Upper-level managers who oversee employment actions, such as the hiring, firing, demotion or promotion of an individual, can also come to fully understand the importance of complying with their company's sexual harassment policy and learn how to protect themselves in the event of a lawsuit.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, supervisors will be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of vicarious liability
  • Explain what actions qualify individuals as supervisors
  • Outline harassment behaviors that negate an employer's affirmative defense

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