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What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is amorphous and complicated, taking on many forms and involving all sorts of subtleties. Though, for the most part, sexual harassment claims are filed by women, the harasser can just as easily be a woman, and there are no laws requiring that the victim and harasser be of different sexes (i.e., same sex sexual harassment is also considered against the law). Furthermore, a harasser can be a boss, a supervisor, a co-worker, someone in a different area of your workplace, or even an agent of a supervisor, and the victim doesn’t even have to be the one actually harassed, if he or she is negatively affected by harassment around him or her. For more information on sexual harassment, read about the types of sexual harassment.