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Harassment
Sexual harassment is an illegal and an unlawful act because of that person’s sex or some personal grudges. The reasons of Harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or any other type of favor. It generally includes unwanted and offensive sexual advances, sexually offensive acts, attempt to pressurize, rule and control or injure an individual through sexually charged behaviors or environmental conditions especially by a person in authority. It can also be stated as the sex discrimination, when takes place at a workplace. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 governs this act. For Expert consultation on Harassment Law you can, take advice from Harassment Lawyer or Harassment Attorney in your area.

Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances:

  • The victim or harasser can be male or female.
  • The harasser does not have to be of the opposite sex.
  • The harasser can be anyone, a supervisor, a client, a co-worker, a teacher or professor, a student, a friend, or a stranger.
  • The victim does not have to be the person directly harassed but can be anyone who finds the behavior offensive and is affected by it.
  • The harasser may be completely unaware that his or her behavior is offensive or constitutes sexual harassment or may be completely unaware that his or her actions could be unlawful.
  • Quid pro quo sexual harassment
  • The Power-player legally termed "quid pro quo" harassment, the harasser insists on sexual favors in exchange for benefits they can dispense because of their position in the hierarchy: getting or keeping a job, favorable grades, recommendations, credentials, projects, promotion, orders, and other types of opportunities.

Sexualized Environments (Environmental Harassment) : Sexualized environments are environments where obscenities, sexual joking, sexually explicit graffiti, viewing Internet pornography, sexually degrading posters and objects, etc., are common. They can create an offensive environment, and one that is consistent with “hostile environment sexual harassment."Read More

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