Sexual harassment comes in different forms and is categorized into two basic types: Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment. The first (quid pro quo) involves the victim being forced to behave in a given sexual manner in order to keep their job or avoid work related consequences, such as demotion or disciplinary measures. The threat in such situations may be direct or implied, and the employee may feel that they have no choice but to go along with the sexual advances and requests of the employer or supervisor.
The second (hostile work environment) involves severe, offensive, and pervasive harassment that is based on gender. To be defined as hostile work environment sexual harassment, the behavior must occur many times and must be considered to be offensive to you and to anyone else. In other words, you cannot claim harassment because you are particularly sensitive to some perceived offense. Rather, it must be something that anyone would find offensive in your position.