What is Sexual Harassment?

Verbal or physical  conduct that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment is considered harassment.  Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Both the victim and the harasser can be either a  woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be same sex.  Learn more about sexual harassment from the EEOC.