Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
There are two types of sexual harassment:
Sexual harassment is against the law whether it happens at school or in the workplace. Unfortunately, boys and girls are being sexually harassed at record numbers. The 1993 American Association of University Women study “Hostile Hallways” found that “85% of all girls and 76% of boys reported having been sexually harassed in schools”.
Both state and federal laws prohibit sexual harassment in schools. Title IX of Educational Amendments of 1972 and Wisconsin’s Pupil Nondiscrimination Law govern harassment in a school setting.
For more information on sexual harassment, please call Advocates of Ozaukee at 1-877-375-4034.