Sex Discrimination or Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex. Sexist attitudes may stem from traditional stereotypes of gender roles, and may include the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. A job applicant may face discriminatory hiring practices, or (if hired) receive unequal compensation or treatment compared to that of their opposite-sex peers. Extreme sexism may foster sexual harassment, rape and other forms of sexual violence.
|Sexual Favoritism Harassment
Sexual Favoritism HarassmentÂ occurs when a manager or supervisor is in a sexual relationship with another employee and the manager or supervisor shows favoritism toward that employee. Such favoritism can come in the form of promoting them ahead of other, more qualified candidates.
Sexual harassment is bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. In most modern legal contexts, sexual harassment is illegal. As defined by the US EEOC, "It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex." Harassment can include "sexual harassment" or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
|Sexual Harassment Policy
Policy set by employer for reporting incidents of sexual harassment.
|Sexual Harassment Training
|Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Sexual orientation discrimination includes being treated differently or harassed because of your real or perceived sexual orientation -- whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, or heterosexual.
|Standard of Proof
A law passed by a legislature.
|Statute of limitations
The time within which a lawsuit must be filed. The deadline can vary, depending on the type of civil case.
A decision made on the basis of statements and evidence presented for the record without a trial. It is used when it is not necessary to resolve any factual disputes in the case. Summary judgment is granted when – on the undisputed facts in the record – one party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.