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.
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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
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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.
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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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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
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(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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She said that women like everybody else had a legal right to a safe working environment, which was free of sexual harassment.
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Rocamora agreed with Villarin, noting that old Anti-Sexual Harassment Law of 1995 was limited to penalizing sexual harassment committed inside the workplace and educational institutions and between superiors and subordinates.
In this environment, a central task for us as trial lawyers handling sexual harassment cases is to use the jury selection process to help empanel a fair and impartial jury that will hear a specific case with an open mind.
To explore how the research community could protect the integrity of research from sexual harassment, it is best to start by describing what sexual harassment looks like and how it harms people, then examine how sexual harassment affects the integrity of research and how the research community responds to and handles behavior that damages research integrity.
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The draft guidance includes: 1) a model sexual harassment prevention policy, 2) a model sexual harassment complaint form, 3) a model sexual harassment prevention training program, 4) minimum standards for employer sexual harassment prevention policies and trainings, and 5) a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the new requirements.