My supervisor pats me on my shoulder for every conversation he has with me even when the situation to do so doesn’t actually exist. I feel that this is becoming a regular part of every conversation we have offlate. Am I being sexually harassed ?
Sexual Harassment, by definition, is any act or behaviour that is sexual in nature. Now, in your scenario, the behaviour may not be overtly sexual in nature, however, if the action is making you uncomfortable, please speak to your manager in a polite manner and let him know that the ‘pat on the shoulder’ is making you uncomfortable. If he persists, you can raise a complaint with the IC.