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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment by Terry L. Fitzwater

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1THE BASICS OF HARASSMENT

What Is Harassment? To understand harassment, you need to know what it is as well as what it is not. Webster's New World Dictionary (Second College Edition) defines it as:

(1)   Trouble persistently

(2)   Discrimination on the basis of sex

(3)   To trouble, worry, or torment

This sounds too simple, and the italicized words only reinforce the simplicity by sounding quite threatening. However, in the “real world,” what constitutes harassment is confusing and peppered with gray areas. We will take a test in a moment, but first let's see how you view yourself and your knowledge of the issues involving harassment.

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