Sexual harassment is a form of gender-based discrimination. Unwelcome verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes unlawful sexual harassment when:

  • Granting sexual favors is used as the basis for employment decisions or as a requirement to keep your job
  • Such conduct unreasonably interferes with job performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment

The harasser can be a man or a woman.

Harassment can be verbal, physical, or pictorial and can include:
  • Sexual comments
  • Jokes
  • Innuendo
  • Pressure for dates
  • Sexual touching
  • Sexual gestures
  • Sexual graffiti

The complainant does not have to be the person at whom the offensive conduct is directed, but anyone affected by the conduct.