Harassment claims based on sex have changed. Harassment claims originally were relatively straightforward: quid pro quo harassment, where a benefit of employment is contingent on an employee consenting to unwelcome conduct, or hostile environment. This could be the stereotypical boss chasing an assistant around a desk, or a male coworker sabotaging equipment belonging to a female coworker to discourage her from persisting in a work environment that, historically, has been male dominated. Claims have evolved and now arise from incredibly varied and complex sets of facts.
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