Office of Human Resources: Manual on Sexual Harassment and Nonconsensual Sexual Activity 05-06

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When accompanied by one or more of the three conditions listed above, the following activities constitute sexual harassment. These examples are not intended to be all inclusive.


– Subtle pressure for sexual activity including inappropriate or offensive sexual advances;

– Repeated staring or ogling;

– Unnecessary patting or constant brushing against the body;

– Verbal abuse of sexual nature;

– Sexual innuendos or sexually explicit statements, comments, questions, jokes or anecdotes;

– Gender or homophobic harassment: persistently intimidating, hostile, derogatory, contemptuous, demeaning or trivializing remarks directed at one sex, or sexual orientation;

– Verbal or physical harassment of a person on the basis of sexual orientation;

– Spreading false statements of a sexual nature.

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