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
- 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.