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Fredette v. BVP Management Associates

Significance, Protecting Men In The Workplace, Same Gender Harassment Actionable, Impact


Robert Fredette


BVP Managements Associates, Royal Palace Hotel Associates, and Buena Vista Hospitality Group

Appellant's Claim

That same gender sexual harassment is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Tobe M. Lev

Chief Lawyer for Appellees

Arch Y. Stokes

Justices for the Court

R. Lanier Anderson III (writing for the court), Albert J. Henderson, Phyllis A. Kravitch

Judges Dissenting



Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Decision

22 May 1997


Sexual harassment of a male employee by a male supervisor is prohibited by Title VII.

Related Cases

  • Johnson v. Transportation Agency, 480 U.S. 616 (1987).
  • Goluszek v. H. P. Smith, 697 F. Supp. 1452 (1988).
  • Wrightson v. Pizza Hut of America, Inc., 99 F.3d 138 (1996).
  • Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services Incorporated et al. 118 S.Ct. 998 (1998).

Further Readings

  • Gutek, Barbara A. Sex and the Workplace. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1985.
  • Petrocelli, William. Sexual Harassment on the Job, 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: Nolo Press, 1995.
  • Seebacher, Noreen. "Ruling Clears Air on Sex Harassment: Court Warns Businesses that Cases Don't Have to Involve Opposite Sexes to Be Illegal." Detroit News, 25 March 1998, p. B4.

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