Office for Equity and Accessibility: Discriminatory Harassment

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Examples of possible discriminatory harassment include:

  • Mistreating someone due to their race, religion, or sexual orientation
  • Making fun of a person’s disability
  • Telling unwelcome jokes about someone’s identity such as race or national origin
  • Putting down people who are older, who are pregnant, or who come from other countries
  • Urging religious beliefs on someone who finds it unwelcome

Examples of possible sexual harassment, if unwelcome, repeated, or severe include:

  • Flirting
  • Unwanted touching
  • Sexually suggestive messages, letters, posters, or pictures
  • Comments about a person’s clothing, his or her body, or personal appearance
  • Sexual advances or propositions
  • Repeated requests for dates
  • Pressure for sexual activity

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