Example 1: Julie is six months pregnant and is going to the kitchen at work to get her food out of the fridge. When Julie reaches to get her food, a fellow employee comments regarding her not needing any more food due to her stomach. In this instance, this is discriminatory harassment because of Julie’s pregnancy.
Example 2: Harry is thinking about undergoing gender reassignment surgery. Once another staff member at work finds out, they edit a photo of harry as a woman and email the image to other employee’s. In this circumstance, this is considered harassment discrimination because of Harry’s potential gender reassignment.
Example 3: Sarah is a devout Christian and sat through a meeting where a fellow employee aggressively voiced their anti-religious views. As a result, Sarah felt seriously offended during the meeting. In this instance, the harassment is discriminatory because of Sarah’s religion. Although it may have been unintended, it’s still unlawful.