Sexual harassment - if it seems off-putting to you, it’s off-putting to us!
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The Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 1998, defines five types of behavior that constitute sexual harassment and stipulates that such behavior is a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment and a civil wrong that allows the courts to rule for compensation without proof of harm. Acts considered sexual harassment under the law:
Blackmail by way of threats - where the act demanded to be performed by the person is of a sexual nature.
Indecent acts - this clause refers to a criminal offense that has been defined for decades in the Penal Law.
Repeated propositions of a sexual nature to a person who has demonstrated to the harasser that they are not interested in said propositions (when the propositions are made when a position of authority, dependency, education or therapy is exploited - this is sexual harassment even if the harassed party did not demonstrate to the harasser that they are not interested in the propositions).
Repeated references directed at a person, which focus on their sexuality, when such person has demonstrated to the harasser that they are not interested in said references (when the references are made when a position of authority, dependency, education or therapy is being exploited - this is sexual harassment even if the harassed party did not demonstrate to the harasser that they are not interested in the propositions).
Reference (even a single time) that is humiliating or degrading and that is directed at person with regard to their sex or sexuality, including their sexual orientation.
Publication of a photograph, video or recording of a person without their consent, which focuses on their sexuality, under circumstances in which publication may humiliate or be degrading to the person.