Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 51
Sexual Harassment, Education and Training in the Workplace

R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-51-1

§ 28-51-1. Definitions.

(a) As used in this chapter, “Employer” means any entity employing fifty (50) or more employees.

(b) As used in this chapter, “Sexual harassment” means any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

(1) Submission to that conduct or those advances or requests is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; or

(2) Submission to or rejection of the conduct or advances or requests by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the individual; or

(3) The conduct or advances or requests have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

History of Section.
P.L. 1997, ch. 118, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 300, § 1.