Workplace Harassment is another form of gender discrimination that occurs in the workplace. As the FindLaw article states : employers must also remedy any sexual harassment situations that are known, or of which the employer should be aware. This includes both harassment of lower-tier employees by a manager or executive of lower position, and sexual harassment among co-workers. Harassment involves unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It is illegal for an employer to make sexual conduct a condition or term of employment, to base employment decisions on such conduct, or to permit sexual conduct that unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Examples of Workplace Harassment Includes from FindLaw :
- Lewd comments
- Unwanted touching
- Displays of sexual objects or photograph
- Offensive cartoons or drawings may constitute sexual harassment