What are some facts about sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is something employers in Missouri try to avoid dealing with. There are plenty of resources to help employers teach employees about this issue and help them to avoid it. However, despite the vigilance of employers to educate, many people are still confused or unsure of what it is exactly. If you are not clear on what constitutes harassment of a sexual nature, then it may help to learn some facts.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission basically wrote the book on sexual harassment. The EEOC is a great resource for learning more about it, and the agency provides helpful information to clear up any confusion. The EEOC defines sexual harassment as unwanted advances of a sexual nature. Advances could be anything from words to physical contact to suggestions. Anything that negatively affects the work environment and makes a person feel uncomfortable due to its explicit nature is sexual harassment.

Confusion often occurs around what actions are considered harassment. One of the key points you want to remember is that it needs to be unwelcomed. If you feel uncomfortable or have not indicated you are okay with whatever is happening, then it is harassment. However, you do not have to be the direct recipient. Seeing someone else be harassed or being offended by explicit content matter also falls under this label.

The idea of sexual harassment as a rights violation is based in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any federal employer, labor organization, employment agency or employer with at least 15 employees must adhere to this rule. This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.

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