Definition of sexual harassment in English:

sexual harassment

noun

  • Harassment (typically of a woman) in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks.

    • ‘An active women's movement has put domestic violence, rape, and workplace sexual harassment on the public agenda.’
    • ‘But for women who have been at the receiving end of sexual harassment in the work place, it is enough to shatter their sense of self.’
    • ‘Regrettably there is still no tangible legislation that tackles the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace.’
    • ‘The especially broad coverage for sexual harassment indicates a strong legislative intent to fight harassment.’
    • ‘In many countries policemen use sexual harassment and threats of rape as an interrogation tactic.’
    • ‘Bill's idea is to pursue the first class action lawsuit for sexual harassment.’
    • ‘The law should account for what social science research tells us about sexual harassment.’
    • ‘They address issues such as sexual harassment in the workplace and women's safety in the community.’
    • ‘I have a lot of people come to see me where they've been accused of something in the workplace such as sexual harassment or an issue.’
    • ‘They are subject to family violence at home and sexual harassment in the work place.’
    • ‘Laws against sexual harassment were long considered a symptom of American prudishness.’
    • ‘On 28 June 2000 there occurred an incident in which he was alleged to have engaged in sexual harassment of a female pupil.’
    • ‘The campaign to criminalize sexual harassment in the workplace began in the late 1970s.’
    • ‘Women scientists also spoke of those hardy perennials - sexual harassment and gender-related harassment.’
    • ‘Indeed, until relatively recently sexual harassment in the workplace was regarded as inevitable.’
    • ‘The Commission evidently wished to encourage the social partners to take specific action to combat sexual harassment, but without success.’
    • ‘Her other columns on sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination can be found in the archive of her columns on this site.’
    • ‘The concepts of spousal rape and sexual harassment are not well established, and, consequently, such acts are not considered crimes.’
    • ‘Three codes of practice in relation to the prevention of bullying in the workplace and sexual harassment were launched last March.’
    • ‘Grossman's other columns on sexual harassment and discrimination law can be found in the archive of her columns on this site.’

Pronunciation

sexual harassment

/ˈsɛkʃ(əw)əl həˈræsmənt/