Sexual Harassment in the European Union : a Post-Maastricht Analysis
This dossier on sexual harassment in the European Union has three chapters and a concluding section. Chapter one gives a brief overview of the United States' approach to sexual harassment. Chapter two describes the development of Community action against sexual harassment from the mid-1980s to the present, analysing it in terms of its legal force and the adequacy of its content. This section includes consideration of the applicability of the Equal Treatment Directive. Chapter three argues that further Community legislation on sexual harassment is necessary, analysing this need in light of the principle of subsidiarity. First it defines subsidiarity, then it shows why Member State action is inadequate and Community measures necessary.
It discusses the possible bases for Community measures, including health and safety legislation, and finally argues that such measures should be enacted in a legally binding form.--SCAD summary.