The Dos and Don’ts of Preventing Sexual Harassment in Your New York Workplace

If you ever find yourself worrying that your workplace may not be up to speed on sexual harassment policies, you are probably right to do so. It only takes one person who does not fully understand the legal and social implications of sexual harassment policies to bring an otherwise strong organization crumbling down.

 

What Exactly is Sexual Harassment?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is unlawful to harass any person based on sex, gender or gender expression. Harassment can include unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal harassment and physical attacks. Sexual harassment also includes derogatory remarks about a person’s gender. Any person can be a harasser, not just an individual’s direct supervisor. A harasser can be a supervisor, co-worker, client, customer, etc.

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