Harassment is defined as demeaning gestures, repeated verbal attacks, threats that are violent in nature, or physical attacks that are directed toward another person. This includes hazing or other dehumanizing actions, harassing, or humiliating an individual.
For example, a person harasses another individual when he or she does any of the following:
- Publicly insult another person with gestures or abusive language in a way that may be humiliating or provoke a violent response;
- Demonstrating subtle forms of behavior such as offensive posters, caricatures, cartoons, jokes of a sexual or demeaning nature; or
- Making unwelcome advances or verbally attacking another in a harmful or hurtful way.