management, sexual harassment, sexual humor, sexuality in the workplace



  1. Dowd, Steven EdD, RT(R)(QM)(MR)(M)(CT)
  2. Davidhizar, Ruth DNS, RN, CS, FAAN
  3. Davidhizar, Ron BA


Sexual humor is common in the health care workplace. However, it may be used inappropriately and present a challenge to the manager. Managers must set appropriate standards for workplace humor. When sexual humor is not effectively handled, legal action may result, which wastes time and money for all involved and damages interpersonal relationships.