Workplace harassment is not entirely uncommon, but the most common employer violation is Sexual Harassment.
Unlawful conduct includes:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Request for sexual favors
- Any verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that threatens or implies that an employee’s submission to or rejection of sexual advances will in any way influence any personnel decision regarding his or her employment, evaluation, wages, advancement, assigned duties, shifts or any other condition of employment or career development
- Any verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an employee’s ability to do his or her job
- Any verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment
- Certain conduct in the workplace, whether physical or verbal, committed by supervisors or non-supervisory personnel, including but not limited to references to an individual’s body; use of sexually degrading words to describe an individual; offensive comments; off- color language or jokes; innuendoes; and sexually suggestive objects or behavior, books, magazines, photographs, cartoons or pictures