Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to or rejection of this conduct affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an abusive, intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Under federal law, sexual harassment can be found in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following.
- The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man and does not have to be of the opposite sex.
- The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor or a co-worker.
- The victim doesn't have to be the person harassed and can be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
- Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
- The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.
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