What’s Sexual Harassment?
Concept of Sexual Harassment
- The conduct is manufactured as a term or condition of ones own work, training, residing environment or involvement in a University community.
- The acceptance or refusal of these conduct is employed once the foundation or an issue in decisions impacting a person’s employment, training, residing environment, or involvement in a University community.
- The conduct unreasonably impacts ones own work or educational performance or produces a daunting, hostile or unpleasant environment for that person’s work, training, residing environment, or participation in a University community.
Intimate harassment is defined for legal reasons and includes demands for intimate favors, intimate improvements or other conduct that is sexual (1) submission is either clearly or implicitly an ailment impacting scholastic or work choices; (2) the behavior is adequately serious or pervasive as to produce a daunting, aggressive or repugnant environment; or (3) the behavior continues despite objection by the individual to who the conduct is directed. The University considers behavior that is such whether real or verbal, to be a breach of the requirements of conduct and can look for to stop such incidents and simply take corrective action whenever intimate harassment does occur (Office of Institutional Equity, University of Michigan). Continue reading