Sexual harassment

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment, when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Men or women can both commit and be subjected to sexual harassment. Sexual harassment might be more to do with the abuse of power than with sexual desire. 

Examples of sexual harassment can range from unwelcome sexual jokes, overtures and suggestive comments to outright sexual assault and might include the following:

Verbal harassment or abuse

Subtle pressure for sexual activity

Remarks about a person’s clothing, body, or sexual activities

Leering at or ogling a person’s body

Unwelcome touching, patting or pinching

Brushing against a person’s body

Physical assault

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