Workplace Harassment Law

This treatise provides attorneys with comprehensive guidance for bringing or defending a harassment suit. Topics covered include the requirements for bringing a case, administrative remedies, parties involved in a claim, establishment of the causal connection with respect to each of the protected classes, and much more.

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Workplace Harassment Law provides the comprehensive coverage that attorneys need when bringing or defending a workplace harassment suit. It examines the nuts and bolts of the law - the requirements for bringing a harassment suit and the determination of liability once harassment is shown. It also explores timeliness, the exhaustion of administrative remedies, parties, and causal connection.

The treatise thoroughly examines topics including: 

  • Harassment Because of Gender, Race, National Origin, Religion, Age, Disability, or Association
  • Harassment Not Because of a Protected Basis
  • Tangible employment actions alleged to result from harassment
  • Hostile work environments
  • Quid pro quo cases, resulting in automatic liability for an employer
  • Vicarious liability for hostile work environments, and the ways to reduce or avoid liability
  • Employer negligence—the most commonly invoked theory of employer liability
  • Expert witnesses and special evidentiary Issues
  • And much more


Part I - Overview

  • The Evolution of Workplace Harassment Law

Part II - Timeliness of Claims

  • Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies, a Prerequisite to Litigation
  • Statute of Limitations and Equitable Doctrines

Part III - The Parties

  • Who is Subject to Suit
  • Who is Eligible to Sue
  • The Alleged Harasser as Defendant
  • The Alleged Harasser as Plaintiff

Part IV - The Causal Connection

  • Harassment Because of Gender, Race or Color, National Origin or Alienance, Religion, Age, Disability, or Association
  • Bystander Harassment
  • Retaliation for Opposing Harassment and Harassment Because of a Protected Activity
  • Harassment Not Because of a Protected Basis

Part V - Harassment Culminating in a Tangible Employment Action or a Hostile Work Environment

  • Actions That Constitute a Tangible Employment Action
  • Harassment Objectively and Subjectively Severe or Pervasive
  • Harassment Creating a Constructive Discharge

Part VI - Employer Liability

  • Harassment Culminating in a Tangible Employment Action
  • Harassment, By Employer or Employer's Proxy or Alter Ego, Creating a Hostile Environment
  • Harassment By Supervisors Creating a Hostile Environment, and the Employer's Affirmative Defense
  • Liability in Negligence for Harassment, By Supervisors, Coworkers, or Nonemployees, Creating a Hostile Environment

Part VII - Other Sources of Federal Law Creating Rights and Obligations Regarding Workplace Harassment

  • EEOC Investigation and Enforcement
  • Harassment Claims Under Other Federal Laws, State FEP Statutes, Common Law, and Criminal Law
  • Harassment Issues Arising Under Collective Bargaining Agreements

Part VIII - Special Issues in Harassment Litigation

  • Expert Witnesses and Special Evidentiary Issues
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Monetary Relief
  • Attorney's Fees and Costs


  • Directory of Website Sources
  • Appendix: Policy Against Sexual Harassment and Other Workplace Harassment

Table of Cases / Index


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

Barbara T. Lindemann is formerly Of Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw, Los Angeles, CA.

David D. Kadue is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw, Los Angeles, CA.


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Read what others have to say about this Bloomberg BNA book.

“With charges of sexual harassment ranging from the corporate office to the White House, and EEOC claims skyrocketing, this work provides timely analysis of one of the most explosive areas of contemporary law.”

Kendall F. Svengalis

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