3 Feb, 2022 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

From flirting to sexual harassment

3 Feb, 2022 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Sexist remarks, inappropriate jokes, touching: sexual harassment can take many forms. How can it be distinguished from seduction?

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature or based on sexual orientation that violates a person's dignity in the workplace.

This article develops the following themes

  • definition of sexual harassment ;
  • behaviour constituting sexual harassment;
  • the distinction between flirting and unwanted advances
  • sexist, rude or demeaning remarks;
  • employer's responsibility ;
  • measures to be taken to prevent and put an end to harassment situations;
  • acts committed by a company body and the employer's responsibility. 

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