Christopher Floeting alleged a Group Health Cooperative employee repeatedly sexually harassed him while he was seeking medical treatment. He sued Group Health for the unwelcome and offensive sexual conduct under the Washington Law Against Discrimination, which made it unlawful for any person or the person's agency or employee to commit an act of discrimination in any place of public accommodation. The trial court dismissed on summary judgment, pursuant to Group Health's argument the employment discrimination standard applied. The Court of Appeals reversed. Group Health argued the Washington Supreme Court should import workplace sexual harassment doctrines into the public accommodations context, thereby limiting its employer liability. Declining to do so, the Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court.
Sexual harassment: Here are some of the biggest cases
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In , sexual harassment claims dominated news coverage and social media forums. Claims of sexual misconduct and harassment have certainly clouded — if not ended — the careers of once powerful and publicly respected celebrities, and the MeToo movement has encouraged and empowered many ordinary people to come forward with their stories of being harassed and treated inappropriately. The healthcare field is not immune to claims of sexual harassment. In fact, lawsuits have been successfully brought against well-known and well-represented corporate healthcare operations:.
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Even though we're still wrestling with this issue, a look back at the history of sexual harassment shows how far we've come as a society. In the s and early s there were a number of high profile lawsuits that put the issue front and center and changed public perception. This time around, the focus is on legislation, not lawsuits, but it's worth taking a look back at the history of the issue, to see how far we've come. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature The first sexual harassment decision was actually handed down in