Q. My boss is asking me to do things I'm not comfortable with.
A: Although isolated incidents of an employer's request to perform extraneous tasks unrelated to your position probably do not rise to the level of sexual harassment or hostile work environment, but if the tasks develop into a pattern with obvious sexual overtones that make you uncomfortable, the situation will constitute sexual harassment. There's no concrete amount of occurrences, though. And if the tasks are so egregious as to become an obstacle to your performance in your job duties and ultimately alter the terms and conditions of your employment position, then the situation represents a hostile work environment. Either of those progressions would warrant legal action on your part against your employer. You should contact an experienced employment law attorney to discuss your legal options.
May 16, 2022