What is Sexual Harassment?
The definition of sexual harassment includes many forms of offensive behavior. Such behavior includes: (1) verbal harassment (e.g., making crude comments about an individual’s body, jokes, slurs, talking about inappropriate topics); (2) physical harassment (e.g., staring, leering, making gestures, blocking movement, touching); (3) visual forms of harassment (e.g., explicit emails, pictures, cartoons); and (4) sexual favors (e.g., sexual advances, propositions, offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors).
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?