• Employment Law Update: There is no legal requirement that hostile acts be overtly sex- or gender-specific in content to establish discriminatory intent.
  • December 6, 2005
  • Law Firm: Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. - Pittsburgh Office
  • Title VII prohibits employers from allowing a sexually hostile work environment. While sex-based actions or gender-based comments may be sufficient to establish such an environment, there is no legal requirement that an employee prove overtly sexual or gender-related hostile acts or language in order to support a claim of hostile work environment. Instead, according to the statute, an employee must show that the alleged harassment was "because of sex."