Is this considered sexual harassment?
2 attorney answers
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Sexual harassment is a potential claim against an employer, so only the conduct during the time you were employed could be construed to be sexual harassment for purposes of a legal claim. Also, the conduct must be "unwelcome" to be actionable. This could be an issue in your case given that you later decided to date him. Finally, where sexual harassment does not result in a change in your employment status, or change in duties, etc., the employer can defend liability if you did not report the behavior under the employer's sexual harassment policy.
I would speak to an attorney ASAP because you seem to indicate that this happened a while ago and there are strict statutes of limitations that apply.