Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome act or behaviour (whether express or implied), such as:
- Physical contact or advance
- A demand or request for sexual favours
- Making sexually coloured remarks
- Showing pornography
- Any other physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.
What is Considered as Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment at workplace can take various forms. It can involve conduct such as:
- Unwelcome touching, hugging or kissing
- Staring or leering
- Suggestive comments or jokes
- Unwanted or persistent requests to go out
- Intrusive questions about another person’s private life or body
- Deliberately brushing up against someone
- Insults or taunts of a sexual nature
- Sexually explicit pictures, posters, screensavers, emails, twitters, SMS or instant messages
- Accessing sexually explicit internet sites
- Inappropriate advances on social networking sites
- Behaviour which would also be an offence under the criminal law, such as physical assault indecent exposure sexual assault, stalking or obscene communications.