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What are the different types of harassment?

29th August 2019

Harassment is defined as unwanted conduct against a protected characteristic, so can occur in a wide variety of forms. Examples of unwanted conduct may include spoken or written words/abuse, offensive emails, physical gestures or jokes.

The protected characteristics are: age, disability, maternity/paternity, sexual preference, race, gender, religion/ belief, and gender reassignment, so the behaviour must be connected to one of these.