Job Seeker Handbook
4. SEXUAL HARRASSMENT
4.3 The Differences Between Verbal, Non-Verbal, Visual, Psychological And Physical Harassment
- Verbal harassment – is in oral form and includes uncomfortable and offensive teasing, joking, questioning, jesting or making suggestive remarks or sounds, or verbal repartee.
- Non-verbal harassment – a leer with indecent overtone, sexual activity or desire denoted by hand signal, lips licking or food eating and persistent flirting.
- Visual harassment – covering the wall with pin-up, calendars, drawings, photographs of naked and scantily clad women or other sex-based materials and writing sex-based letter. Sexual exposure also falls under this form of sexual harassment.
- Psychological harassment – harms a person's psychological well being and includes oppressively constant proposals for dates, repeated undesirable physical intimacy or social invitations.
- Physical harassment – includes distasteful action such as touching of an intimate body part, patting, pinching, stroking, brushing up against the body, hugging, kissing, fondling and sexual assault.
- All forms of sexual harassment are behavior that elicit sexual attention.
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