What managers need to know about sexual harassment

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Managers are an employer's "eyes and ears," so they have a key legal responsibility to be on the lookout for behaviors that could spark a sexual harassment complaint. Here's a primer on what sexual harassment is and how to react when you see it.

 

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment occurs when one person attempts to exert power over another in the workplace through sexual intimidation.

Legally speaking, it's a form of sexual discrimination, which violates the Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act. (States often have their own anti-sexual harassment laws.)

The EEOC, which governs that federal law, says sexual harassment occurs when "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature ... affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment."

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