Spectrum of sexual misconduct

The spectrum of sexual misconduct represents graphically what healthy and toxic workplace environments look like.

The spectrum of sexual misconduct. Text version below.

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Healthy Environment

  • Dignity and respect for all
  • Good order and discipline
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Accountability
  • Safe and supportive environment

Toxic EnvironmentFootnote 1

The following behaviours and actions range from unacceptable to criminal in nature, and are in no specific order:

  • Sexualized language/jokes
  • Visually displaying sexually explicit materials
  • Sexual innuendos
  • Unwanted sexual attention
  • Pressuring for sexual activity
  • Sexist or sexually demeaning comments
  • Sexually discriminatory conduct
  • Online sexual misconduct
  • Inappropriate use of social media
  • Unsolicited sexually explicit text/email/images
  • Inappropriate work relationships
  • Sharing private images without consent
  • Indecent exposure
  • Child pornography
  • Criminal harassment, stalking, threats
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Sexual interference
  • Voyeurism
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual assault
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