Sexual Harassment is defined as any unwelcome verbal, written, pictorial, online and/or physical conduct that is based on sex and/or gender or that is sexual in nature.
Below are a few examples of things that could be considered sexual harassment if unwanted:
- Repeated unsolicited propositions for dates and/or sexual activities
- Asking about sexual fantasies
- Sexually provocative comments about a person’s appearance (hair style, clothing etc.)
- Requests for sexual favors
- Veiled suggestions of sexual activities
- Making sexual jokes or references
- Remarks/comments about a another person’s body
- Unwelcome physical contact, including hugging, touching, rubbing, patting, pinching, another’s body
- Licking lips, winking, throwing kisses
- Displaying sexually suggestive pictures, calendars, posters, statues etc.
- Persistent and unwelcome flirting
- Staring at an individual or looking a person up an down
- Eating or holding food in a provocative way
Quid Pro Quo:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person having power or authority over another when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment, educational benefits, academic grades or opportunities, living environment or participation in a University activity.
- Implying exchanging sexual favors for preferential treatment
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