Sexual harassment occurs when an individual is the target of unwanted sexual advances, attention, bullying, requests for sexual favors or lewd behavior. The perpetrator is often (but not always) a person in a position of power, such as a supervisor, teacher or coach. If you've been the victim of sexual harassment, or believe you work in a hostile environment, talk to sexual harassment lawyers or employment law attorneys immediately. The law firm can guide you through the process of filing a complaint and taking legal action to stop the harassment. Your lawyer can also work with you if you are subsequently the victim of retaliation, such as a firing or demotion.