Under certain circumstances, sexual conduct or acts of sexual violence can fall under the definition of sexual harassment. Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute harassment when:
- Submission to such conduct is made, or threatened to be made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment or education
- Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used or threatened to be used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting that individual, or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating what a reasonable person would perceive as an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment, educational or living environment.