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Sexual Harrassment

Sexual Harassment as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that are connected to decisions about employment or that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment constitute sexual harassment.

These behaviors may include, but are not limited to:

  • Unwanted sexual advances (even where there may have been a prior consensual relationship)
  • Subtle or overt pressure for sexual favors
  • Sexual jokes
  • Innuendos
  • Suggestive, insulting or obscene comments or gestures
  • Repeated advances or propositions
  • Verbal abuse of a sexual nature
  • Graphic comments about an individual's body, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies
  • Leering, whistling, touching, pinching in a suggestive or sexual manner
  • Coerced sexual acts
  • Display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures in the workplace
  • Other physical, verbal, or visual conduct of a sexual nature