No matter the age or sex of an employee, the issue of sexual harassment at work is well known. While employees in Minnesota and elsewhere are aware of the seriousness of sex discrimination, many are not fully prepared to deal with such a situation. Moreover, some may not be able to distinguish instances of sexual harassment, causing them to not take appropriate action against mistreatment at work.
What does sexual harassment in the workplace look like? While sexual harassment is not specifically addressed and defined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employees are protected from sex discrimination and any form of harassment that creates a hostile work environment even if it does not violate a federal law. So simply put, an employer or co-worker could violate the rules in a workplace even if a federal law is not violated.