Sexual harassment means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, where it is reasonable to expect that the other person would be offended, afraid or humiliated.
A person can be sexually harassed by another person of the same or a different sex.
Sexual harassment is determined from the point of view of the person feeling harassed.
It does not matter how the behaviour was intended - what matters is its effect on the other person.
Sexual harassment can be:
- unwelcome touching or kissing
- commenting on a person's appearance
- comments, jokes or name-calling
- leering or staring
- sexual pictures, objects, emails, text messages or literature
- direct or implied propositions, or requests for dates
- asking about a person's sexual history or sexual activities.
Mutual attraction or friendship with consent is not sexual harassment.