What is sexual harassment at work?
Sexual harassment can be many things in a workplace, but it generally includes any unwanted sexual advances, contact or behavior. It can be verbal or physical. It can be sexual in nature or even offensive remarks about a person’s gender.
Sexual harassment is classified as being either quid pro quo or hostile work environment. Quid pro quo involves a “this for that” exchange, such as offering something of value (a job, a promotion, etc.)for sexual contact. Hostile work environment involves unwelcome behavior related to sex that is so pervasive it creates an offensive work environment.
Other Sexual Harassment FAQs:
- Can my employer fire me if I complain about sexual harassment?
- Can sexual harassment victims stay anonymous?
- Does verbal harassment count as sexual harassment?
- How long do I have to file a sexual harassment claim?
- I was sexually harassed at work do I need an attorney?
- What evidence do you need to prove sexual harassment at work?
- What happens if you are laid off after being sexually harassed?
- What is sexual harassment at work?
- What is sexual harassment in the workplace?
- What should I do if I was sexually harassed at work?
- Who do I tell if I feel that I am being sexually harassed at work?