Chapter 3

Refining the Prima Facie Case

Chapter 3 describes the four elements of a prima facie case for workplace sexual harassment: membership in a projected class, unwelcomeness, harassment “based on sex,” and conduct that affects the terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

On this page, you will find cases, scholarship and current developments relating to the prima facie case.

Henson v. City of Dundee, 682 F.2d 897 (11th Cir. 1982) established the prima facie case for sexual harassment under Title ...
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In Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc., 510 U.S. 17 (1993), the Supreme Court ruled on whether an employee has to ...
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Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., 523 U.S. 75 (1998) ruled that Title VII prohibits same-sex sexual harassment. Opinion. For ...
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Williams v. New York City Housing Authority, 61 A.D.3d 62 (1st Dep’t 2009) established that the legal standard in New ...
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For the opinion For the oral argument For a personal account by Ann Hopkins of her life and case ...
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