Harassment refers to any unwanted behavior that makes a person feel uncomfortable or degraded. According to Acas, harassment is not picked up by a third party which causes the problem to become on-going if not reported by the victim.
There are many different types of harassment, but the two most common are physical and sexual in nature. Physical harassment occurs when a person uses their strength to make someone else feel intimidated. On the other hand, according to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, sexual harassment can include inappropriate physical touch or comments. As most forms of harassment occur in the workplace, a complaint can be made and charges brought against a person if the evidence warrants it.