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sexual harassment

n.
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.
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sexual harassment

n
(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
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sex′ual harass′ment


n.
unwelcome sexual advances, esp. when made by an employer or superior, usu. with compliance as a condition of continued employment or promotion.
[1975–80]
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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
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Translations
تحرش جنسيمُضايَقَه جِنْسِيَّه
assetjament sexual
sexuální obtěžování
sexchikane
seksuaalinen häirintä
הטרדה מינית
セクシャルハラスメント
molestowanie seksualne
assédio sexual
hărţuire sexuală
sexuella trakasserier
quấy rối tình dục

sexual harassment

nmolestie fpl sessuali
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harass

(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

sex

(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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References in periodicals archive ?
Sundowner Offshore Services--In 1998, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that same-sex sexual harassment may be actionable under Title VII.
But even if this were a safe assumption, why would it hold true for the subset of married people accused of same-sex sexual harassment? (272) This Section will suggest that one possible explanation is a concern about how a finding of same-sex desire might threaten a marriage and the interests of the harasser's spouse and children.
In same-sex sexual harassment suit, en banc Fifth Circuit affirms Title VII liability
Since the early 1980s, an increasing number of men have brought same-sex sexual harassment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Sundowner Offshore Services decision, which held that same-sex sexual harassment is a form of discrimination protected under Section VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In that decision, the high court held that same-sex sexual harassment is a form of discrimination protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., (1) it opened the door to much more than suits involving same-sex sexual harassment. In holding that Title VII's prohibition of discrimination "because of ...
There is no more readable book giving an in-depth, sensible treatment of this topic, as well as the ancillary issues of same-sex sexual harassment, glass-ceiling discrimination, and retaliation.
In that case, the court determined that same-sex sexual harassment is a type of discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--A divided federal appeals court has cleared the president of Jefferson State Community College and its former dean of business operations in a suit stemming from male employees' allegations of same-sex sexual harassment.
The court held that Title VII prohibits sexual harassment between men and women as well as same-sex sexual harassment, but for the purposes of Title VII "sex" means gender, and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation is not actionable.