Sexual harassment, by its definition is an unwanted behavior to the opposite or same sex that are sexual in nature. This includes physical contact, verbal and non-verbal actions that show sexual intent to the other person.
Sometimes, one may not consider his behavior as a form of sexual harassment but a form of making funny jokes, however if the other person on the receiving end considers it unwelcome then that could be considered as a form of harassment.
Sexual harassment is very common in a workplace. In fact, lots of organizations around the world have suffered huge legal complaints against them and as a result, these organizations formulate some policies that can help lessen this act from happening again.
All employers are responsible for preventing such complaints by enforcing this policies and making sure that every staff should be aware on how to deal with this kind of problem. Now here’s an infographic about the latest stats of sexual harassment.