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What is the difference in sex discrimination and harrassment in a federal workplace versus a civilivan workplace?

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2008-12-25 20:16:18
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Sex discrimination and harrassment is the same in every workplace, but the application differs a bit . There are two primary differences in the US: ALL of federal employment is covered by sex discrimination and harassment law; about half of private employers are - those with 15 or more employees, excluding the owners. Also, the federal workforce is protected against discrimination and harassment on the basis of homosexuality; that applies to almost no private employers, and when it does it is by the employer's internal policy. Also, don't begin with lawyers and the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Every court ruling on harassment says you MUST first complain through the employer's harassment complaint policy,giving the employer a chance to investigate your claim and remedy the offense if there was one.

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