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Sexual harassment can be unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment.
These acts can also rise to the level of sexual harassment when they unreasonably interfere with an individual’s work performance or create a hostile or offensive work environment.
Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
EEOC guidelines define sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: Unwelcome is the critical word; sexual conduct is unwelcome whenever the person subjected to it considers it unwelcome.
The first two examples of sexual harassment are sometimes referred to as "quid pro quo" harassment, or harassment resulting in a "tangible employment action." In order for sexual harassment to be against the law, the company must employ 15 or more individuals, and the conduct must be sufficiently severe or pervasive so as to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. back to top Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination based upon sex.
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