These are loose definitions.
SEXUAL----Anything having to do with sex acts,looks, words, or gender.
HARASSMENT---- Making someone feel uncomfortable.
If you say or do something to someone at work and they feel uncomfortable they can sue you for that even if it is the first time and you didn't know any better with that particular person.
Question: Does harassment imply doing something you know will make someone feel uncomfortable. In other words don't you have to know that they would not like something in order for it to be harassment?
It seems that innocent thing are said or done to someone, that no one knows, and they can sue for harassment. It is safe to not speak of certain things at work, but still things sometimes happen innocently and people get into trouble.
What are your thoughts on this?
Your definitions are too loose to be meaningful.
Harassment is much more than making somebody feel uncomfortable, it includes bullying and belittling, violating a persons dignity and degrading them.
i'm loosly defining it. Summing it up if you will. The definitions are much more extensive of course. What was written is the least that you can get into trouble for. The question part is the focus of conversation. Please read the question portion carefully and then comment on that. That's what I'm after.
I don't believe that anybody any where would find themselves in court by accident.
I think you're rather trivialising the matter.
Exactly. For a case to get to court it has to be taken seriously by the police, and sadly enough a lot of serious sexual harassment cases aren't even taken seriously, so how is a man with a facial twitch accidentally winking at his coworker not going to be laughed out of the station?
I don't know how to answer that son, but I do think that when sports athletes slap each other on the asses after making a great play should be deemed an act of sexual harassment. so SAYS THE MAD PROPHET!
I just want to know if harassment implies knowledge of an act or word making someone uncomfortable. If that's true then why do people get sued when they didn't kow that someone would be so sensative to what was done or said.
The person taking offence and then taking legal action probably believes the offence was intentionally caused. If the court shares that view, then by definition the defendant is guilty as charged, whether or not s/he continues to profess innocence.
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