What is Sexual Harassment? 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Iowa Statement Rating: Yellow

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Sexual harassment can occur whenever somebody says or does something sexually related that you don’t want them to say or do, regardless of who it is. Whether such unwelcome sexual behavior is sexual harassment depends on the circumstances in which the behavior occurs. For example:

When someone

* Talks about their sexual experiences.
* Asks you to talk about yours.
* Tells sexual jokes, innuendoes, and stories, or comments (about your clothes or body, or someone else’s).

Such behavior can constitute sexual harassment if it interferes with your work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile environment for your employment, education, on-campus living, or participation in a University activity.

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