Does there need to be actual touching for the conduct to be considered sexual harassment?
No. A large range of inappropriate behavior can be sexual harassment, including, staring, leering, making sexual gestures, making crude comments about an individual’s body, jokes, slurs, talking about inappropriate topics, standing in front of someone in an effort to block movement, touching, sending explicit emails or text messages, pictures, cartoons, sexual advances, propositions, offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors. This list goes on and on, if the conduct is unwelcome and creates a hostile work environment, it is probably sufficient to be sexual harassment.
More Sexual Harassment FAQs
- What is sexual harassment?
- How bad does the sexual harassment have to be for me to win my case?
- What is it’s just my word against the harasser’s? Can I still win a sexual harassment case?
- Does the sexual harassment have to be directed at me?
- Does of the opposite sex need to be the harasser for it to be considered sexual harassment?
- Does there need to be actual touching for the conduct to be considered sexual harassment?
- Should I be worried that if I report the sexual harassment, I will be retaliated against or fired?
- How can I protect my rights if I have been sexually harassed?
- I want to stand-up for myself, but do I have to go to trial?