What is considered sexual harrasment in the workplace?

UPDATED: Jan 22, 2012

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What is considered sexual harrasment in the workplace?

I went to ask my boss if he could schedule me more hours and we were alone in a room that he locked the door on and when I asked him that he asked me what I was going to do for him if he helped me. And one time before this we were looking for something in a trailer he asked me if I was sure I wanted to be alone in there with him.

Asked on January 22, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Idaho


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

This could certainly be sexual harassment--sexual harassment includes unwanted romantic or sexual attention or advances, suggestions of trading intimacy for raises or promotions or other benefits, sexual comments or innuendos, etc. You may wish to consult with an employment law attorney about your options--which could include a law suit--if this behavior continues or escalates. Good luck.

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