You are protected from work-related sexual harassment even if it occurs outside the workplace. You are also protected from sexual harassment at school and on college and university campuses.
For example, if a manager or supervisor pressures you to go out on a date with him while you are at a work-related conference, on a business trip, or visiting a client, then your employer may be liable for sexual harassment. Or if harassment by a manager or supervisor completely unrelated to work negatively impacts your work environment, you may have a claim.
Harassment by co-workers who are not managers or supervisors is a closer question. If the harassment is related to your work, the company knows that it is happening, and the company does nothing to stop it, then you may have a claim against the company for sexual harassment by a co-worker that occurs outside the workplace.
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