Asking someone on a date is not considered sexual harassment, however, if one party continues to pursue the other after initial rejections, it can escalate to harassment under certain circumstances. If someone is rejected yet continues to aggressively pursue, or uses their position of authority to coerce, that is grounds for a potential harassment case. Aggressive and unwanted pursuit of an individual can be sexual harassment, but a casual request for a date is not. Note, however, that workplace relationship policies vary by company. Some organizations discourage or have policies against workplace relationships, especially if either party is supervising or has professional influence over the other.