Anita Faye Hill born July 30, is an American lawyer and academic. She is a university professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of the university's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. After graduating from Morris High School , Oklahoma , she enrolled at Oklahoma State University and received a bachelor's degree in psychology with honors in She was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in and began her law career as an associate with the Washington, D. In , she became an attorney-adviser to Clarence Thomas , who was then the Assistant Secretary of the U. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Sexual harassment claims continue to follow Justice Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination - Wikipedia
If you grew up in the '90s, you may recall the name "Anita Hill" being bandied about in the news in the early part of the decade. Hill became known for accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of alleged sexual harassment during his nomination hearings in , and for the media circus that followed. Thomas repeatedly denied Hill's allegations and was subsequently confirmed as a justice on the Supreme Court. Now, HBO is revisiting the story with their new film Confirmation , and interest in Hill and Thomas has reached a level not seen in decades. But while Hill's claims did not stop Thomas' nomination, did anyone else ever accuse Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment claims by “conventionally attractive” women are more believed
Federal government websites often end in. It is unlawful to harass a person an applicant or employee because of that person's sex. Harassment can include "sexual harassment" or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person's sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.
On July 1, , President George H. Toward the end of the confirmation process, sexual harassment allegations against Thomas by Anita Hill , a law professor who had previously worked under Thomas at the United States Department of Education and then at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , were leaked to the media from a confidential FBI report. The allegations led to a media frenzy about sexual harassment , and further investigations.