Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is considered a form of sexual discrimination by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and refers to behavior that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct. In a hostile work environment, sexual harassment interferes with the victim’s work performance or creates an environment that an ordinary person would find intimidating, hostile, or offensive. The EEOC also identifies quid pro quo harassment as referring to situations in which submitting to or rejecting the sexual conduct of a harasser has a determinable effect on the victim’s employment. In addition to covering workers, federal law extends special protections for students who experience sexual harassment at school. A series of scandals in 2017 revealed the...

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