Sexual Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: State University of New York – Plattsburgh Statement Rating: Red Last updated: June 5, 2014

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Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome, inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature and can include such acts as comments, gestures, or physical contact.

There are two types:

Hostile Environment

The perpetrator creates a sexualized environment in which the victim does not function well, is afraid, or is uncomfortable. This can be done, for example, by continually remarking on someone’s body or clothing, by posting sexually explicit photos, or by making sexually oriented comments. A peer, a superior, or a subordinate can create a hostile environment.

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