sexual harassment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “sexual harassment” in the English Dictionary

"sexual harassment" in American English

See all translations

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 ​higherposition
(Definition of sexual harassment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sexual harassment" in Business English

See all translations

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 ​harassmentcourse/​education/​trainingsexual harassment charge/complaint/lawsuit The ​councilsuspended him after a sexual ​harassmentlawsuit.
(Definition of sexual harassment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sexual harassment?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More