Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment refers to acts like making unwelcome sexual advances, requesting sexual favors, or engaging in a range of inappropriate behaviors. Common verbal and nonverbal harassment can include sex-related jokes or innuendos, suggestive sounds such as "wolf whistles," the display of visual sex-related materials, discussing someone's sexual behavior, and sexual advances that are clearly unwanted. Physical behaviors include intentionally brushing up against someone, giving unwelcome hugs, groping, and coercing a sexual act through reward or punishment.
Both men and women can be perpetrators or victims of sexual harassment, though men are statistically more likely to be perpetrators and women more likely to be targeted...Read more