Hostile Environments

Let’s get back to discussing sexual harassment. In addition to quid pro quo, the other category of sexual harassment is a hostile environment. Conditions for a hostile environment include ongoing, pervasive, or severe unwelcomed conduct.

A hostile environment can take the several forms:

  • Verbal: slurs, comments, jokes

  • Visual: gestures, posters, emails, social media posts

  • Physical: touching, assault