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Harassment: It's Not (All) About Sex!: Part I: The Evolving Legal Environment

Mitchell, Michael S. JD; Koen, Clifford M. JD; Crow, Stephen M. PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.HCM.0000285027.72138.b7

Policies prohibiting sexual harassment, although a good start, are not enough to protect health care employers from the risk of significant liability to an employee who experiences unlawful workplace harassment. The purpose of the first of this 2-part article is to help health care managers review what they already know and to update their knowledge of the legal environment associated with the ever-changing landscape of harassment in the workplace.

Author Affiliations: Fisher & Phillips LLP, New Orleans, Louisiana (Mr Mitchell), and Department of Management, University of New Orleans, Louisiana (Dr Koen and Mr Crow).

Corresponding author: Michael S. Mitchell, JD, Fisher & Phillips LLP, 201 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70170 (

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