Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services

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Determined whether Title VII's prohibition against workplace sexual harassment applies to same-sex sexual harassment.

Full Case Title: 

Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, 523 U.S. 75 (1998)
  • Fairness in the Courts
  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment


  • Sex-Based Classification
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Joined Amicus Brief


The Supreme Court ruled that Title VII does apply to same-sex sexual harassment in the workplace because such harassment is usually based on stereotypes about masculinity and femininity.