Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is understood to include, but is not limited to, the following: 1) oral, physical, written or pictorial communications relating to sexual activity, which have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individualšs performance or which create a hostile, offensive or intimidating atmosphere for the recipient; 2) unwelcome and irrelevant comments, references, gestures, or other forms of personal attention which are inappropriate to the academic or employment setting ‹ for example, the classroom or office ‹ and which may reasonably be perceived as sexual overtures or denigration; 3) a request for sexual favors when submission to or rejection of such a request might be viewed as a basis for evaluative decisions affecting an individualšs career; 4) sexual assault.


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