Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of situations. These are examples of sexual harassment, not intended to be all inclusive:
- Unwanted jokes, gestures, offensive words on clothing, and unwelcome comments and repartee.
- Touching and any other bodily contact such as scratching or patting a coworker’s back, grabbing an employee around the waist, or interfering with an employee’s ability to move.
- Repeated requests for dates that are turned down or unwanted flirting.
- Transmitting or posting emails or pictures of a sexual or other harassment-related nature.
- Displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, or posters.
- Playing sexually suggestive music.
- Sharing sexually inappropriate images or videos, such as pornography, with co-workers.
- Sending suggestive letters, notes, or e-mails.
- Displaying inappropriate sexual images or posters in the workplace.
- Telling lewd jokes, or sharing sexual anecdotes.
- Making inappropriate sexual gestures.
- Staring in a sexually suggestive or offensive manner, or whistling.
- Making sexual comments about appearance, clothing, or body parts.
- Inappropriate touching, including pinching, patting, rubbing, or purposefully brushing up against another person.
- Asking sexual questions, such as questions about someone’s sexual history or their sexual orientation.