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Inappropriate Comments / Gender-Based Harassment
Do your employees/staff/leaders know the subtle differences between inappropriate, unprofessional or illegal workplace behavior? Simply asking a question about a woman's natural hair color… isn't unlawful in and of itself. But what if a comment was made regarding an ongoing bet about a co-worker? Could it be considered hostile environment sexual harassment?
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Remember, hostile work environment sexual harassment occurs when verbal or nonverbal behavior in the workplace:
- Focuses on the sexuality of another person or occurs because of the person’s gender
- Is unwanted or unwelcome
- Is severe and pervasive enough to affect the person’s work environment
There are situations that can be considered inappropriate or unprofessional behavior that do not constitute sexual harassment. These situations may not be identified as sexual harassment but may be in violation of company policies or considered inappropriate for the work environment.