Sexual harassment or harassment predicated upon one’s belonging to a protected class of individuals (gender, disability, race/religion, etc.) is unlawful. It is important to note that sexual harassment need not be motivated by sexual desire—sometimes an off comment or inappropriate banter, if severe enough, can give rise to a harassment lawsuit. Further, the law recently recognized that sexual harassment need not be from a member of the opposite sex. In other words, a man can sexual harass a man and vice versa.
It is always recommended that you consult with an attorney competent in these areas in order to determine the merits of your case.