10 Assessing Employment Discrimination and Harassment

Forensic Psychology


  1. Nancy L. Baker PhD, ABPP1,
  2. Melba J. T. Vasquez PhD, ABPP2,
  3. Sandra L. Shullman PhD3

Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118133880.hop211010

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Baker, N. L., Vasquez, M. J. T. and Shullman, S. L. 2012. Assessing Employment Discrimination and Harassment. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 11:II:10.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fielding Graduate University, School of Psychology, Santa Monica, California, USA

  2. 2

    Private Practice, Austin, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    Cleveland State University, Department of Psychology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2012


The historical development of the legal issues concerning employment discrimination and harassment is traced. The psychological issues related to employment discrimination and harassment and the input from psychological research on those issues are addressed. Finally, the issues and tasks of forensic psychologists involved in employment and harassment litigation are reviewed.


  • harassment;
  • employment litigation;
  • discrimination;
  • race;
  • sex