Sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature which: 

  • Violates your dignity 
  • Makes you feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated 
  • Creates a hostile or offensive environment. 

You don’t need to have previously objected to someone's behaviour for it to be considered unwanted. 

Sexual harassment can include: 

  • Sexual comments or jokes 
  • Physical behaviour, including unwelcome sexual advances, touching and various forms of sexual assault 
  • Displaying pictures, photos or drawings of a sexual nature 
  • Sending emails with a sexual content. 

Sexual harassment is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the Dignity at Work and Study Policy. 

                       Find out more 


The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) provide some further information on unlawful harassment.

Citizens Advice provide further information on sexual harassment. 
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