hypothetical circumstance

August 28, 2013

You personally observe conduct which you believe constitutes sexual harassment. For example, technicians in your lab have hung sexually explicit pictures on the wall or are having a sexually explicit discussion.
Response: This is “hostile environment” sexual harassment. Even though no one has complained to you, you should ensure that the pictures are removed and that sexually explicit discussions do not occur in public areas of the workplace. The lab technicians should be told why the action is being taken.