Meaning of “sexual harassment” in the English Dictionary

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"sexual harassment" in American English

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sexual harassmentnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsek·ʃu·əl həˈræs·mənt, ˈhær·əs·mənt/

unwanted or offensive sexual attention, suggestions, or talk, esp. from an employer or other person in a higher position

(Definition of “sexual harassment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sexual harassment" in Business English

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sexual harassmentnoun [ U ]

uk us 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 charge/complaint/lawsuit The council suspended him after a sexual harassment lawsuit.

(Definition of “sexual harassment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)