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What is considered sexual harassment at work? And how does it differ from non-sexual harassment? Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of discrimination that includes any uninvited comments, conduct, or behavior regarding sex, gender, or sexual orientation. All employees—in any position, from management to entry-level or hourly staffers—should be aware of what qualifies as workplace harassment and avoid these behaviors or report them if they occur.
Updated October View or Download PDF. Sexual harassment anywhere — at work, at school, on the street, etc.
Have you been sexually harassed at the workplace, including harassment by your boss, co-worker, service provider or customer? Do you feel uncomfortable because of posters or discussions that touch on sex at your workplace? You are not alone. Each year, many people experience sexual harassment. It's not just embarrassing and upsetting.