Harassment is a form of discrimination. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on a person or group’s protected class status. There are two types of unlawful harassment.
Hostile environment occurs when the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a working or learning environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.
Offensive conduct may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance.