Harassment is a type of employment discrimination that occurs when an employee is treated so poorly that the law recognizes that his/her terms and conditions of employment have intolerably changed. Poor treatment alone, however, is not illegal. Harassment becomes illegal when the harasser is motivated by an illegal bias related to your sex, race, disability, age, national origin, or other protected characteristic. Sexual harassment often includes unwanted propositions for sex or dates, sexual jokes or innuendo, unwanted touching, derogatory comments about one’s gender, or similar incidents. Harassment does not result simply because your boss lacks “people skills.” There are laws you may not be aware of, federal and state, which may specifically address your situation.