Harassment is unwanted physical or verbal behavior toward a person in the form of repeated or continuous unwanted contact that causes emotional distress. Sexual harassment is a type of harassment that includes unwelcome sexual advances, conduct, or communication of a sexual nature. It is a form of sex discrimination under Michigan law.
Labor laws protect you from harassment or sexual harassment in the workplace. If you are harassed at work because of your race, sex, age, gender, weight, height, or other protected characteristics, you may have a claim for employment discrimination.
Harassment is a civil violation, and the victim may file a lawsuit or file a claim against the harasser with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Harassment may also be prosecuted as a criminal act depending on the circumstances.
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