Under civil rights law there are many types of actions in the workplace that can constitute sexual harassment including:
- Making lewd comments;
- Unwelcome sexual advances (physically or verbal suggestions);
- Abusive behavior;
- Requests for sexual relations or favors;
- Unwelcome touching;
- Sharing sexually explicit or suggestive material;
- Chauvinism; and
- Gender bias.
Sexual harassment most often affects women, but men are also protected under civil rights law from being sexually harassed at work.