The Legal History of Sexual Harassment

The term "sexual harassment" didn't exist before the 1970s. Cristen and Caroline investigate the legal history of this occupational hazard and why it took the courts so long to criminalize it.

Episode sources:

"66% of Female Restaurant Workers Reports Being Sexually Harassed by Managers." Laura Stampler. TIME. 2014. http://time.com/3478041/restaurant-sexual-harassment-survey/

"One in Four U.S. Women Reports Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Gary Langer. ABC News. 2011. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/one-in-four-u-s-women-reports-workplace-harassment/

"A Short History of Sexual Harassment." Reva B. Siegel. Directions in Sexual Harassment Law. Yale University Press. 2004. https://www.law.yale.edu/system/files/documents/pdf/Faculty/Siegel_IntroductionAShortHistoryOfSexualHarrasmentLaw.pdf

"Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Grueling Struggle for Equality." Tamar Lewin. The New York Times. 1986. http://www.nytimes.com/1986/11/09/business/archives-business-sexual-harassment-workplace-grueling-struggle-for-equality.html

"Sexual Harassment Law Evolving Globally." Ellen Pinkos Cobb. Society for Human Resource Management. 2014. https://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/global/articles/pages/sexual-harassment-law-global.aspx

"Survey: 1 in 3 Women Has Been Sexually Harassed at Work." Michelle Ruiz and Lauran Ahn. Cosmopolitan. 2015. http://www.cosmopolitan.com/career/news/a36453/cosmopolitan-sexual-harassment-survey/?dom=fb_hp&src=social&mag=cos