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Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) 2018


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PUBLISHED BY THE NORTHEAST BUSINESS & ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION © 2018 The Northeast Business & Economics Association reserves the right to publish the Proceedings in both print and electronic formats. The individual authors retain the copyright over their own articles.


This paper is going to detail the legal definitions and imposed liability for sexual harassment in the workplace. A historic discussion of harassment and the courts attempts to ameliorate the prevalence of this pervasive societal problem will be analyzed. Social and psychological factors in the under and delayed reporting of workplace harassment will be explained. Finally, proposed solutions, both legal and cultural, will be examined and proposed.

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