Sexual Harassment cases

Sexual Harassment Examples

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Simple Examples

A new restaurant become starting and Mary changed into hired as its’ Manager. Welcome drinks have been organised for their team of workers and the two male owners brazenly made bets as to who could sleep with Mary first. One of the proprietors made physical sexual advances, by touching her face and grabbing her across the waist. He communicated that he desired to sleep with her. Mary asked a male colleague to tell the owner that she did not wish him to touch her until he did so in a professional manner. Soon after the conversation with her male colleague regarding the unwanted sexual advances, she received a letter from the proprietor terminating her employment. 

Mariam plays for a neighbourhood football team. At a team event to celebrate her team’s grand final victory, the club president repeatedly places his hand on Mariam’s knee, beneath the table throughout the dinner whilst conversing with her. The unwanted touching makes Mariam feel uncomfortable. 

Cheng is a union member and also a union representative for his workplace. At his workplaces’ monthly union meeting, often other members tell the attendees a funny story with sexual overtones including Cheng’s name. 

Justine is a dental hygienist and a member of a expert association. On a professional development path run by the association one among its employees slaps her backside as they pass inside the corridor. 

Katie is a volunteer worker with a home care agency. One day when she is visiting John, a client, he begins stroking her arm and telling her how sexy she is. Katie asks him to “stop immediately” however he pulls her onto his lap and attempts to kiss her

Broad Examples

Sharing sexually explicit pictures ,videos, gifts and/or anything of a pornographic nature with co-workers.

Sending sexually suggestive letters, notes, or emails

The public display of pictures or posters of a sexual nature within the workplace.

The telling of lewd jokes, sharing sexual anecdotes and making inappropriate sexual gestures.

Inappropriate body language towards a colleague such as staring in a sexually suggestive or offensive manner, or whistling.

Making remarks of a sexual nature regarding a colleagues appearance, clothing, or body parts.

Inappropriate and unwanted touching which includes pinching, patting, rubbing, or purposefully brushing up against any other person.

Asking questions of a sexual nature or the making of sexually explicit remarks, such as inquiring about a persons sexual orientation or history.