Your child has a right to an educational environment free from discrimination and sexual harassment and assault. Importantly, discrimination and harassment can come from administrators, teachers, and other students. If schools fail to take measures to ensure that students have a learning environment free from discrimination and harassment, they may be held responsible under the law.
You have a right to work in a harassment-free work environment. It is unlawful to harass an employee because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, comments, vulgar jokes, unwelcome sexual touching or conversation, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex or gender. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general. Both the victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.