MYTH: Only women are sexually harassed.
FACT: Both men and women experience harassment.
MYTH: The seriousness of sexual harassment has been exaggerated; most harassment is only harmless flirtation.
FACT: Sexual harassment can be devastating. The difference between good-natured harmless fun and sexual harassment is how it makes the other person feel. If your conduct makes another feel uncomfortable or angry, it may be sexual harassment.
MYTH: Many women make up and report stories of sexual harassment to get back at their employers or others who have angered them.
FACT: Research shows that less than one percent of complaints are false.
MYTH: Women who are sexually harassed generally provoke harassment by the way they look, dress and behave.
FACT: Harassment does not occur because women dress provocatively or initiate sexual activity in the hope of getting promoted and advancing their careers.
MYTH: Workers must demonstrate a loss of income or psychological injury in order to file a complaint about harassment.
FACT: The worker must only demonstrate that the workplace environment is hostile.
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