E.g. A woman is ridiculed for her homosexual relationship by colleages. Comments such as "if she had a real man just for once she would leave that" make her feel humiliated. She withdraws herself from social life at work.
What is harassment?
Harassment is a behaviour based on one of the motives of discrimination. This behaviour is unwanted, inappropriate, offensive and potentially humiliating for the person addressed. Harassment creates an environment that is characterised by intimidation, hostility, humiliation or defamation.