It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.
Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.
Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).
The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.source
There were a few salesperson, sales managers and sales executive in my department. They usually stayed in the office for a short while but during that time, they liked to come near to me.
When they needed information, they would come close to me and that's fine provided they didn't touch me. When they did, I would tell them off.
Even my boss was very protective of me. He could see through the office glass window. On one occasion the sales manager simply sat near me. My boss saw it and he came out of his office and warned him, "Don't disturb her!"
Since then, I could work peacefully without any disturbance from those guys..
I missed this boss..Wonder where is he now?