What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace?
- There is a wide variety of behaviors that can constitute sexual harassment in the workplace.
- Generally speaking, unwelcome physical advances or verbal communications of a sexual nature that creates a hostile or intimidating environment are considered sexual harassment.
- Sexual harassment can also be a request for sexual favors in exchange for employment benefits. This is called quid pro quo.
- It can apply to anyone.
- Generally speaking, the critical element is that the actions must be unwelcome.