Sexual Harassment Is Defined Differently Across the Americas


​The definition of “sexual harassment” varies across North and South America. Employers operating in different jurisdictions should note these differences to ensure cross-border compliance and create a workplace free from harassment. Case law shows that cultural differences sometimes also lead to different interpretations of the same or similar legal standards.


Argentina has adopted the International Labor Organization’s definition of sexual harassment: “a behavior based on sex, of an unpleasant and offensive character for the person who suffers it.”


Sexual harassment in the Brazilian workplace occurs when someone in a superior position causes embarrassment to a subordinate for the purpose of obtaining an advantage or sexual favor….


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