Harassment is distressing, worrying or annoying behaviour that’s usually carried out by someone in a powerful position, but not always. It’s against the law to harass someone on the grounds of an attribute, such as race, sex or age.
Examples of harassment:
Sexual harassment is a type of discrimination. It involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours or unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that offends, humiliates or intimidates. It has nothing to do with mutual attraction or friendship.
Examples of sexual harassment:
Just one of these actions may be enough to constitute sexual harassment.
Statistics show it's usually men who sexually harass women. But sometimes women sexually harass men, men sexually harass other men, and women sexually harass other women.
Mutual attraction or friendship is not sexual harassment. If there is consent, it isn’t sexual harassment - although the behaviour might still be inappropriate for the workplace.