Sexual harassment in the workplace is a common occurrence even though it is illegal. In some cases, sexual harassment can be so pervasive that it can have an impact on workplace productivity. Some employees who experience it might quit or may fear that they could lose their job if they report the behavior.
Harassment comes in two main forms. The first is quid pro quo, which involves an employee being required to submit to sexual activities in exchange for keeping a job or getting a promotion. The second form is a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment that makes the workplace offensive, intimidating or abusive is considered to make a hostile workplace environment. Sexual harassment can include requests for sexual favors, unwelcome sexual advances, harassment that is sexual in nature and offensive remarks about a person's sex or sex life.