Sexual misconduct is misconduct of a sexual nature.
In legal sense, for a person in a position of authority it includes in particular any sexual activity between him or her and one of his or her subordinates. This commonly includes teachers and their students, doctors and their patients, and employers and their employees. While such activity is usually not explicitly illegal, it is often against professional codes of ethics. For example, a teacher may be fired and a doctor may have his or her medical license revoked due to sexual misconduct. In addition, the person in the subordinate position may allege sexual harassment.
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