Talking sexually to a minor online

03-Aug-2016 03:01

Today, employers need to be vigilant not only to what is said and done in the physical office, but what is being said and done in the virtual office as well.A recent New Jersey Supreme Court case highlights this new territory of employer liability under Title VII for Internet harassment.The Court noted that the conduct at issue arose out of employee relationships and was therefore relevant, regardless of where the harassment occurred.Furthermore, the Court held that an employer may not disregard offensive messages posted on a company website when the employer is aware or should be aware of the messages.In 1993, Blakey filed a complaint for sexual discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.During litigation, Blakey's co-workers continued to make harassing, gender-based messages aimed at her, which were posted on a company website.The website was used by Continental employees, including pilots and crew members, and was created for the purposes of learning flight schedules and assignments.Additionally, the company's Internet service provider (Compu Serve) created a forum available to employees which enabled them to virtually exchange ideas and information.

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Additionally, the harasser uses personal communication to convey messages directly relating to sex and/or sexuality which are unwanted or unwelcome by the victim.

Such messages often: Sexual coercion is the least common form of sexual harassment encountered on the Internet.