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What Constitutes Sexual Harassment? What One Person Considers Perfectly Fine is 'Offensive' to Another.

Katz: "If you can't ask the question, the species dies."

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In the wake of the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein and numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, WIBC host Tony Katz asked his listeners the following question: What constitutes harassment? 

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment is defined as follows:

"Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment."

Tony argues, however, that the above definition, while extensive, still allows for a lot of gray area. What one person considers perfectly fine could be considered 'offensive' to another. 

Tony and WIBC producer Mel McMahon discussed the issue on Friday's broadcast and invited listeners to weigh in on the topic as well.

Click the link below to hear Tony and Mel's conversation and what our callers thought about it:

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