Pop quiz time! Put your books away and no looking at your neighbor’s papers. Which of one these common workplace situations is considered sexual harassment?
- Telling an employee he looks “really nice today”
- Touching someone’s shoulder as you discuss an email draft
- Telling sexually lewd or explicit stories
- Calling female employees “girls”
Trick question! They are all sexual harassment. According to this Grindstone article, these and many more seemingly innocent actions can be taken offensively and land you in some hot water. And just when you thought it was safe to forward that “What’s the difference between the Kardashian sisters and a juicer?” email you that made you LOL.