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You Will Need
- Observation skills
Identify sexualized social environments
Identify sexualized social environments, such as ones where sexual joking is prevalent.
Recognize quid pro quo harassment
Recognize that any unwelcome sexual activity that the harasser ties to employment decisions or benefits qualifies as quid pro quo sexual harassment under federal law.
Spot a hostile work environment
Familiarize yourself with what constitutes a hostile, offensive, or intimidating work environment, such as vulgar language, sexual innuendoes, pornography, or inappropriate physical contact.
Document harassing conduct
Document harassing conduct, particularly if the perpetrator is a supervisor. Log each incident, including dates, times, and witnesses’ names.
Remember collateral victims
Remember that the victim of sexual harassment does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone that the offensive conduct affects.
Count on frequency
Count on frequency to prove harassment – the courts will not consider one isolated incident harassment unless the conduct was extreme.