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Sexual Harassment Fact Sheet: What to do if you or someone you know is sexually harassed

General Material

While sexual harassment has been a pervasive problem for women throughout history, only in the past three decades have feminist litigators won definition of sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination and have women come forward in droves to demand remedies and institutional change. In the United States, sexual harassment in employment, housing (harassment by a landlord or building manager), or academia is illegal.

This article lists several unwanted behaviors that may be considered sexual harassment. It then gives suggestions on how to confront and stop sexual harassment and harassers. It discusses the legal remedies available. The article also includes a section on sexual harassment in educational settings and what to do if you are harassed in a federally-funded educational institution.