Differential treatment or harassment based on "protected characteristics". Discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal legislation; governed by the EEOC.
Sexual Harassment -
Sexual harassment is generally defined as unsolicited and/or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed to a person of the same or of the opposite sex.
Adverse action taken by an employer against an employee or former employee because they exercised a protected right under the anti-discrimination laws, spoke out against discrimination, or assisted someone in exercising their rights.
Workplace Violence -
Verbal, written or physical intimidation, threats, assaults, and acts of violence in the workplace.