sexual harassment

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Workplace harassment (employment discrimination) consisting of unwelcome and repeated sexual advances, comments, looks, physical contact, stereotyping, request for sexual favors; or any such act not clearly sexual in nature when (1) submission to such act is (whether explicitly or implicitly) made a term or condition of employment, (2) submission to rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment related decision affecting the individual, or (3) such conduct has the purpose of unreasonably interfering with an individual's performance, or of creating an hostile, intimidating, or offensive work environment. Today, sexual harassment is illegal in many contexts.

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Amy had reason to believe that her co-worker's lewd and prolonged glances from across the room constituted sexual harassment, but she had no way to prove them as such.
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The young college student hesitated to go to the Dean of Student Affairs with her complaint of sexual harassment from Professor Conway, but she took a deep breath and knocked on his door to voice her complaint.
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Everyone must be mindful of improper behavior or words while at the workplace that can be perceived as something with a sexual intent because it can result in sexual harassment.
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