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English definition of “sexual harassment”

sexual harassment

noun [U]
 
 
LAW, HR, WORKPLACE
offensive sexual attention, suggestions, or talk, especially from an employer or other person in authority. Sexual harassment is illegal in many countries: We have a zero tolerance policy on bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination. sexual harassment course/education/trainingsexual harassment charge/complaint/lawsuit The council suspended him after a sexual harassment lawsuit.
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