sexual harassment

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sexual harassment

Inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature, such as repeated sexual advances or offensive remarks, that occurs usually in a workplace, school, or other institutional setting, especially by a person in authority with respect to a subordinate or a student.

sexual harassment

(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the persistent unwelcome directing of sexual remarks and looks, and unnecessary physical contact at a person, usually a woman, esp in the workplace

sex′ual harass′ment

unwelcome sexual advances, esp. when made by an employer or superior, usu. with compliance as a condition of continued employment or promotion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexual harassment - unwelcome sexual behavior by a supervisor toward an employeesexual harassment - unwelcome sexual behavior by a supervisor toward an employee
harassment, molestation - the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
تحرش جنسيمُضايَقَه جِنْسِيَّه
assetjament sexual
sexuální obtěžování
seksuaalinen häirintä
הטרדה מינית
molestowanie seksualne
assédio sexual
hărţuire sexuală
sexuella trakasserier
quấy rối tình dục

sexual harassment

nmolestie fpl sessuali


(ˈhӕrəs) , ((especially American) həˈras) verb
1. to annoy or trouble (a person) constantly or frequently. The children have been harassing me all morning.
2. to make frequent sudden attacks on (an enemy). The army was constantly harassed by groups of terrorists.
ˈharassed adjective
a harassed mother.
ˈharassment noun
He complained of harassment by the police.
sexual harassmentsex


(seks) noun
1. either of the two classes (male and female) into which human beings and animals are divided according to the part they play in producing children or young. Jeans are worn by people of both sexes; What sex is the puppy?
2. the fact of belonging to either of these two groups. discrimination on the grounds of sex; (also adjective) sex discrimination.
ˈsexist adjective
showing contempt for the other sex. a very sexist remark.
ˈsexless adjective
neither male nor female.
sexual (ˈsekʃuəl) adjective
concerned with the production of young or children. the sexual organs.
ˈsexually adverb
ˈsexy adjective
having sex appeal.
sexual abuse noun
taking advantage of someone sexually in a cruel way.
sex appeal
the quality of being attractive to people of the other sex. That actress has sex appeal.
sexual harassment noun
touching someone or demanding to have sex with a person against her/his will, or making sexual remarks about a person.
sexual intercourse
the sexual activity between a man and woman that is necessary for the producing of children.
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As part of this commitment, sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention training is now available to all members of the UC San Francisco community.
Tirath said that a new chapter has begun with the implementation of the Sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
The issue of sexual harassment is being addressed across the world, "yet we are still without a generally shared social definition that would help people who are targets of sexual harassment to readily identify such behaviour" (Uggen & Blackstone, 2004, p.
5% of women in their survey said that sexual harassment came in the form of touching, which was the most common manifestation of sexual harassment.
If an individual is faced with sexual harassment in the workplace, there are a number of remedies.
However, one of the most fundamental and apparent changes underreported in international media has been the increased pervasiveness of men's involvement in fighting sexual harassment in Egypt.
The experts educated the audience about the basics of sexual harassment and its definition.
Laws on sexual harassment also frequently refer to the concept of vicarious liability, whereby organisations may be held legally liable unless they can establish that they took all reasonable steps to prevent the sexual harassment at issue or took action to address it after it became evident or was reported (see Markert 2005, for a cross-national comparison of sexual harassment law).
This cutting-edge, dilemma case examines sexual harassment from the lens of a female executive in the gender-biased, U.
One male-on-male sexual harassment case with power and intimidation as the primary motives occurred in 2008 at a Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Arizona.
One of the main research questions was that of female athletes' experiences of sexual harassment.