Washington Law Review


Kerri Weisel


This comment will focus on the three major themes raised by these decisions: (1) whether sexual harassment is or can be gender-based; (2) whether or not the supervisor must be treated as the representative of the employer; and (3) whether recognition of a Title VII cause of action will inundate the courts with unfounded claims of harassment. After exploring the approaches and analyses of the various courts, the comment concludes that sexual harassment can constitute a violation of Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination; and that whether it does or not is basically a question of fact.

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