Interpretive guidelines on sexual harassment exist in order to establish what constitutes sexual harassment and what a business is responsible for in terms of preventing it from happening and dealing with it when it arises. Guidelines include information about what is considered sexual abuse, which can include inappropriate verbal statements, inappropriate physical actions and punishing someone professionally for not giving into a sexual advancement. Guidelines exist regarding how people in HR are supposed to deal with sexual harassment claims. Every claim needs to be taken seriously, and certain actions must be taken to acquire all the information surrounding an incident and potentially reprimanding the harasser in question.
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