Listed below are some of the behaviors that may be considered sexual harassment: …
- Suggestive or insulting sounds
- Sexist jokes or humor
- Gender specific insults or comments
- Unwanted sexual invitations, propositions, or pressure
Hostile environment harassment is a pattern of behaviors which is sexual in nature and creates a workplace or academic climate that “unreasonably interferes” with performance.
If you aren’t sure if certain behavior creates a hostile work environment, ask yourself whether a “reasonable person” would be offended. The “reasonable person” is the standard used at Indiana University to determine hostile work environment.