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Sexual Harassment under Sports Law
A review of sexual harassment and the liabilities of various parties involved.
# 106781 | 4,750 words | 19 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 14, 2008 in Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Sport (General)

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The paper defines the term "sexual harassment" and states that sexual harassment is based on the position of the intended victim and the perpetrator. The paper states that the issue has become important in sports with a large number of males and females raising this issue. The paper further states that the parties involved include the organization that conducts the sport, the law enforcement agency, the child protection board and other legal agencies as well as the families. The paper also discusses issues in identifying what is sexual harassment, and the liabilities of various parties involved in the affair.

Primary Law: The First or Primary Law Pertaining to the Topic
Subsequent Cases and Amendments to the Law
Contemporary Importance: Argue why this law is important today and its impact on sports
Future Recommendations and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Professor Kari Fasting has conducted a research on sexual harassment of athletes and is of the opinion that in the last decade, many women and girls have experienced harassment and one illustration in Norway found the incidence to be as high as 29%. Sexual exploitation is the biggest problem in sports currently and while the public raise a hue and cry over the drug test results and match fixing there is absolute silence on this issue. There are two groups of harassment features, one involving sexist attitudes and cultural and racial inequalities and the other simple sexual advancements. The first group discriminates against a sex, especially women who are not considered yet as sports people. The other type will include coaches who are prone to flirt, seduce the wards, or use their authority to bend the will of the sports person and harass them over their status."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beal, Melvin W. (1998) "Faragher v. city of Boca Raton, June 1998, US Supreme Court
  • Summary and Analysis" Retrieved 2 April, 2008 from
  • Berry, Robert C; Wong, Glenn M. (1993) "Law and Business of the Sports Industries:
  • Common Issues in Amateur and Professional Sports" Praeger Publishers. CT.
  • Brackenridge, Celia H. (2001) "Spoilsports: Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Sport" Routledge: London.

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