Harassment includes regular mockery and persecution of other people that is of a discriminatory, humiliating or threatening nature.
Sexual harassment is when one or more people regularly and over a prolonged period – or repeatedly and in a gross manner – subject one or more other people to unwanted actions of a sexual nature which are perceived as offensive or insulting by the victim. The offences may be either physical or psychological. Sexual harassment may be perpetrated by both men and women.
Examples of sexual harassment:
What determines whether harassment has taken place is the individual’s perception of behaviour that is unpleasant or inappropriate.
Bullying is an expression of intolerance and a display of contempt for other people. Bullying is behaviour that can undermine another person’s self-respect and sense of worth.
Examples of bullying:
Violence is an action or threat, whatever its purpose might be, which could violate another person’s integrity or which frightens, hurts or injures that person. Violence can have the same effect on other people who witness or overhear the action. Violence may be a deliberate action or something done in anger. The action also constitutes a breach of accepted laws and standards.
Examples from the Danish Working Environment Authority:
Threats may be expressed without words, e.g. with clenched fists or a finger drawn across the throat, or in the form of drawings. Psychological violence and threats of violence can be communicated via texts, email or websites.
Unequal treatment based on prejudice against individuals or groups; usually in areas such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disability.