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Sexual Harassment

As generally understood, sexual harassment is unwanted and offensive sexual attention involving conduct and communication of a sexual nature that may be verbal, visual, written, physical, electronic, or any combination of these expressions. The sexual expression is made by a harasser to a recipient or victim who may be offended and harmed by the annoying behavior. In legal terms, as described in the 1980 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other conduct of a sexual nature such that the annoying behavior (a) explicitly or implicitly represents a term or condition of employment, (b) constitutes the basis of employment decisions, or (c) has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual's work performance or ...

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