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Selecting a Sexual Harassment training in Pennsylvania is an effective way to prevent problems before they occur, while inspiring and motivating employees to perform better, increasing professionalism while creating a fun, very interactive learning experience.
Training companies, such as MVP Seminars and Employee Harassment Training can help book your selected Harassment trainer who will personalize the training specifically to relate to the specific business & any issues that HR would like discussed. Our MVP Sexual Harassment training seminars are available in the following Pennsylvania cities: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh & Allentown


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What are Grounds for Harassment Charges in Pennsylvania?


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When you hear the term “harassment,” many people think of calling someone incessantly or using defamatory words. And while these certainly qualifies under the legal definition of harassment in PA, there are many more types of conduct that constitutes harassment which you may not realize. Or if you are aware and want to learn how to file harassment charges in PA, then you’ve also come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know about criminal harassment penalties and charges for your case.

In Pennsylvania, harassment is either considered a summary offense or a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree, depending on the conduct that occurred. While both classifications are considered minor criminal acts (summary offenses being less serious than a misdemeanor), it certainly does not negate the emotional impact the situation may have on a victim or even the accused.

What are the harassment laws in Pennsylvania?

The first component of a harassment charge in Pennsylvania is proving that something was said or communicated. While in the past, this was based on verbal communication and phone conversations, today’s use of technology have led many statutes to now cover email, social media sites, texts and other telecommunications as well.

Secondly, the communication must provide evidence of intent to harass, annoy, torment or embarrass the victim. Each state provides examples of what may constitute as harassment under the law. In Pennsylvania, the following are sufficient for a misdemeanor conviction:

Engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which serve no legitimate purpose
Communicating to or about such other person any lewd, lascivious, threatening or obscene words, language, drawings or caricatures
Communicating repeatedly in an anonymous manner
Communicates repeatedly at extremely inconvenient hours
While the first example could possibly be graded as a summary offense depending on the extent of the situation, the following are explicit examples of a summary offense:

Striking, hitting or kicking of a person, or threatens to do the same
Following the other person in or about a public place or places
It’s important to note that this list is not all-inclusive. Threatening physical harm, making obscene proposals, stalking or any unwanted, repeated communication or actions all fall under the PA crimes code for harassment and could result in criminal harassment penalties.

And while some phrases like “I’m going to kill you” or “Do this or else” are used more casually today than they were in the past, they can be interpreted in different ways based on the intent and context of the comment. During a friendly soccer game where no other comments were made is one thing, while in the parking lot during a one-on-one confrontation after the game is another. In either situation, the state would have to present evidence that the comment was meant to harass or alarm the victim and was likely to do so.

Punishment for harassment in Pennsylvania:

While most summary offenses do not result in jail time, not all misdemeanor charges do do either. However, if the judge finds the behavior particularly hateful or there is an existing criminal record involved, it is possible. Even so, the collateral damage of a charge on your record is more commonly the outcome. They can negatively impact your ability to secure employment, professional certifications, financial aid or legal immigration status.

Pennsylvania cities providing onsite Sexual harassment training seminars

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown,

Philadelphia: Hilton Hotel
1201 Market Street, 1200 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Pittsburgh: Marriott
Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Harmarville
2805 Freeport Road Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238 USA

Allentown: Hampton Inn
15080 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA, 19530