In the 197O's," one student of the problem stated, "sexual harassment exploded upon the national consciousness in a barrage of articles, investigations, and television shows."^ "Sexual harassment," another predicted, "promises to be one of the most complex and controversial issues facing business in the next decade."^ Depending upon which surveys one chooses to believe, from 70 to 90 percent of working women report having experienced sexual harassment on the job.'
Clearly, sexual harassment is an industrial relations problem that not only has an impact on the vital interests of both employers and employees, but has significant implications for society as well. A good society is a just society, and the handling of delicate issues such as this goes to the very heart of the systems of jurisprudence that have been established to assure its continued viability.