What is sex­ual ha­rass­ment?

A form of sex dis­crim­i­na­tion. Un­wel­come ver­bal, visual, non-ver­bal or phys­i­cal con­duct of a sex­ual na­ture that af­fects work­ing con­di­tions or cre­ates a hos­tile work en­vi­ron­ment.

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Ver­bal or writ­ten

Com­ment­ing on some­one's body, cloth­ing, per­sonal re­la­tion­ships, mak­ing sex-based jokes, re­quest­ing sex­ual favours or dates, spread­ing ru­mours about a per­son's per­sonal or sex­ual life or threat­en­ing a per­son for re­fus­ing sex­ual ad­vances

Non-ver­bal

Leer­ing or look­ing up and down or star­ing at a per­son’s body; Mak­ing deroga­tory ges­tures or fa­cial ex­pres­sions of a sex­ual na­ture; and/or fol­low­ing a per­son around

Phys­i­cal

Block­ing some­one’s move­ment; In­ap­pro­pri­ate touch­ing of a per­son’s body or cloth­ing; kiss­ing, stroking; as­sault­ing

Visual

Dis­play­ing or shar­ing posters, draw­ings, pic­tures, screen­savers or emails of a sex­ual na­ture

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