Harassment may be in the form of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature; however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex, such as making offensive comments about women in general.
Both the victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.
There are two general types of sexual harassment claims:
Quid pro quo sexual harassment: when employment decisions – like promotions, are based on your willingness to submit to the sexual harassment.
Hostile work environment claims: when sexual harassment makes your workplace environment intimidating, hostile, or offensive.