Hostile and intimidating defined

It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Employees in this situation should ensure there is no other way of resolving the problem as it is difficult to prove constructive dismissal.

Employers are encouraged to take steps necessary to prevent sexual harassment from occurring.ø Further information on bullying at work is available from your local CAB or from the Labour Relations Agency on 9032 1442 or log on to Siobhan Harding is an information and policy officer with Citizens Advice.When the university determines that a hostile environment exists, it takes action reasonably calculated to stop the harassment and ensure it does not happen again.While a person engaging in harassing behavior often has some form of power or authority over the person being harassed, that is not always the case.

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