Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc.

Oncale, a 1998 case, marked the Supreme Court’s ratification of the same-sex sexual harassment case. The Court held that male-on-male and female-on-female sexual harassment violated Title VII in the same way a male-female sexual harassment situation would violate it. The Court said harassing conduct did not have to be motivated by sexual desire to support an inference of discrimination on the basis of sex.


Inside Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc.