What Does Sexual Harassment Include?
Sexual harassment can be physical or verbal. It includes:
- Hostile environment: A hostile environment occurs when another person makes you uncomfortable with staring, whistling, shouting, crude jokes, suggestive touching, stalking, tons of e-mails or phone calls or any other unwanted contact.
- Quid pro quo: This is a Latin phrase that means "something for something." It refers to a situation in which somebody in a position of power over you threatens to give you a bad grade, kick you off a team or not let you play, or get you in trouble if you don't agree to the sexual act. It may also refer to a boss who bribes you with a better job or more pay in exchange for sexual favors. This person is incorrectly using his or her higher status above you, and it is illegal.
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