As an employer, it is your responsibility to maintain a workplace free of sexual harassment, says Vera Bitsch, MichiganStateUniversity labor-management specialist. Broadly defined, sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

You and your managers must discourage this inappropriate behavior in a convincing way, asserts Bitsch. For more on what constitutes sexual harassment, and how to prevent it, go to: