Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted advances of the sexual nature, requests for sexual favors and other forms of physical and verbal sexual conduct. When this brand of harassment occurs in the workplace, it often directly or indirectly affects an employee’s ability to work. Sexual harassment also tends to create a work environment that’s hostile, intimidating or offensive. In addition to hostile work environment, the second type of recognized sexual harassment is â€œquid pro quo.â€ This type of harassment takes place when a supervisor forces an employee or job candidate to accept sexual harassment to keep his or her job or get a job.
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