How do I know if I have been harassed?
Harassment is more than just your boss being mean to you. In order for harassment to be illegal under the law, it has to be based on one of the protected classes like color, gender, pregnancy, religion, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation. For example, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment. It is a common mistake for employers and employees to think that only sexual harassment is protected. Harassment based on skin color or religion has the same protections under the law.