Workplace Harassment: Physical Harassment - SS9114AE (9 Min.)
Physical harassment is also often called workplace violence. This refers to a type of workplace harassment that involves physical attacks or threats. In some extreme cases, physical harassment may be classified as assault. Any physical gestures like playful shoving can potentially blur the line between appropriate or not appropriate, since it is the person on the receiving end who decides whether the behavior makes them uncomfortable or not. Physical harassment should be taken very seriously in the workplace and explained thoroughly in your codes of conduct and policies.