This might be through words or physical behaviour of a sexual nature and their behaviour has a negative effect on your employment, job performance or job satisfaction. And messes with your mind.
Sexual harassment is a serious offence that can have severe consequences for the affected employee’s mental and physical well-being. The Employment Relations Act 2000 defines sexual harassment in New Zealand law. Many believe that sexual harassment only involves seeking sexual favours, but the scope is much wider than that. It also includes language, materials or behaviour that is sexual in nature, whether it’s verbal, written, visual or physical. If the conduct has affected the job performance or satisfaction of the employee, then it may be classified as sexual harassment. You must get support if you feel uncomfortable and unsafe at work.