Frequently asked questions

What is sexual harassment?

That's a great question! 25% to 85% of women and 14% to 19% of men reported experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace (EEOC, 2016). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) helps us define sexual harassment on a national level. Here's how the EEOC defines it: Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general. Both the victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex. Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer. It's important to note that some States have also created their own definitions of sexual harassment.

Who protects employees from sexual harassment?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace harassment, which includes sexual harassment. On a national level, the EEOC provides protection to employees who work for employers with 15+ employees. There are also State and local regulations that can also impact when laws affect businesses. We believe that all employers (1+ employees) should have harassment training and should strive to create workplaces that are safe and secure for ALL employees.

Who should take sexual harassment training?

We believe that EVERYONE in your organization from the tippy top C-suite executives all the way to your most important employees (the ones keeping your operations afloat) should receive training on how to handle situations related to sexual harassment.

Can the Define the Line team come and train my employees?

Yes we can! Co-founders Tina Todd and Nikki Larchar (that's us!) are available to facilitate onsite training. Please contact us at info@definethelinecomic.com to find out more about our half-day and full-day seminars.

Can I see Define the Line before I purchase it for my team?

Yes! You can read through a preview of one of the scenarios and it's corresponding activity sheet by clicking here.

Do you offer large-quantity pricing?

We sure do! If you are ordering more than 200 copies, please contact us at info@definethelinecomic.com and we'll send over bulk pricing information.

I backed the Kickstarter. When should I receive my reward?

All of our Kickstarter pre-orders have been shipped. If you have not receieved your reward please contact us at info@definethelinecomic.com.

I love what you're doing. Is there a way I can help spread your message?

We are so glad you asked! We've put together some shareable content that you are more than welcome to share. We appreciate you!

How did Define the Line get started?

We're glad you asked! Check out our Origin Story to read more about how Define the Line came to be.

Where did the stories for Define the Line come from?

Some of the stories are based on our own experiences. Some are based on the stories those closest to us have been willing to share. And some are based on those willing to tell us their story anonymously. You can share your story anonymounsly with us and help us create realistic scenarios for future addtions of Define the Line.

I've or someone I know has been sexually harassed. Who can I talk to?

You can always talk to us, and we've also partnered with organizations that can help. Go to our Find Help page to learn more.

Have more questions?

We'd love to help answer them for you! Contact us today and ask us anything.

Are you working on future editions of Define the Line?

We are! Get a sneak peek into what we're doing behind the scenes on Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin.