Sexual harassment is unlawful conduct, it is a form of discrimination, and it is prohibited by federal and state law.
- Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexual conduct that either:
- is made a term or condition of employment;
- has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance; or
- creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
- The employer is responsible for the acts of the agency's supervisory employees if the employer knew or should have known of the existence of harassment.
- Agency administrators should thoroughly and promptly investigate every complaint of harassment - and take appropriate action.
- Agencies should allow complaints of harassment to be made to an agency official other than the employee's supervisor.
- Employees should report every instance of harassment.
- Agencies should provide sexual harassment training to all staff.