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53) The defendant argued that such actions were relevant to both welcomeness and whether she perceived the behavior to be offensive.
165) In saying so, Meritor opened, but left unsettled, whether the State could, as a general matter, replace "'voluntariness' in the sense of consent" (166) with a welcomeness (167) standard as the crease between legally actionable sexual violence and sex, including as a matter of criminal law.
One defense-oriented commentator has argued that sexual harassment plaintiffs with a history of sexual abuse are, by definition, questionable with regard to issues of credibility, damages, and the welcomeness of the behavior.
We try to extend the same sense of welcomeness, warmth and support to all our staff members, our students' parents and the many members of our community who volunteer at our school.
Wood (Note), "Inviting Sexual Harassment": The Absurdity of the Welcomeness Requirement in Sexual Harassment Law.
43) Second, it tackled whether a court may properly inquire into the voluntariness of a claimant's participation in the claimed sexual episodes and to what extent the court may inquire into the welcomeness of sexual advances.
Further, while Title VII protects against conduct that is unwelcome, voluntary submission to sexually harassing behavior has no bearing on the determination of welcomeness.