Sexual Harassment is simply any uninvited sexual advances towards a man or woman either at a social place, work place or any other place. Sexual harassment is also the verbal utterance of obscene remarks towards a person with or without provocation on their behalf.

Social conducts

They are so many social conducts that qualify as sexual harassment. In reality, sexual harassment can take so many forms of unwelcome conducts towards another person. The nature of sexual harassments involves actions and expressions of sexual connotations in the form of flirtation, jokes and innuendos. These actions can be plainly simple or take the form of blatant threatening approaches such as forced fondling or forced sex.

Unwelcome behavior

The defining factor of an unwelcome behavior towards another person as sexual harassment is the nature of its inappropriateness and lack of consent on the person it is performed upon.
Legally, sexual harassment is defined as any deliberate action, which is either, verbal, physical or visual expression of sexual connotations. The behaviour must directly relate to sex and relate to the person who is being harassed or rather the behaviour must be within the mental physical or visual realm of the victim. For example an ill joke played in the presence of another person with the aim of embarrassing them. Another example would be the depiction of an image or video that suggests sexual vilification in the presence of another person who is being victimized.
Generally, sexual harassment involves the creation of a hostile environment for the victim. Unwanted sexual utterances such “dirty jokes” to berate a person or insinuate negative connotations of their sexuality contribute to sexual harassment. Unwanted personal attention such as romantic letters, visits or gifts also mark sexual harassment since the victim is forced to interact by acting on pressure of the unwanted advances towards them.