Miami, FL asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida

Q: What's the difference between sexual harassment and a giving a coworker a simple compliment?

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Tina El Fadel
Tina El Fadel
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which interferes with an individual work performance which is so severe or pervasive to create a hostile work environment which negatively affects the term, condition or employment of the victim. A simple compliment, depending on the nature of that complaint, one time in the work place will most likely not rise to the level of sexual harassment. If you think your compliment would rise to the level of sexual harassment or at least inappropriate, best keep the compliment to yourself.

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