Employment Law

Title VII

If a supervisor commented on an employee’s physical anatomy a few times and made several sexual jokes in her presence, is that sexual harassment?

Possibly, but remember that the plaintiff-employee must be able to show that the harassment was “severe and pervasive” and that it unreasonably altered the terms and conditions of the workplace. A court might find that the conditions were too sporadic and not severe enough to impose liability.

Harassment at work is not always between the sexes. Title VII protects you from being harassed by people of your own gender, as well (iStock).

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