Office of Equity and Diversity: Sexual Harassment Information and Resources- What is Sexual Harassment?

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Wisconsin – Madison Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: May 30, 2017

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What is Sexual Harassment?

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: … the conduct interferes with an employee’s work or a student’s academic career, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work, learning, or program environment.

Some behavior that is not in violation of university policy may, nonetheless, be unprofessional under the circumstances. Consequences of such unprofessional behavior may include poor performance evaluations or possible discipline.

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