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sexual harassment

[ sek-shoo-uhl huh-ras-muhnt, har-uhs-muhnt ]
/ ˈsɛk ʃu əl həˈræs mənt, ˈhær əs mənt /
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noun

unwelcome sexual advances, either verbal or physical, especially by someone with power or authority: Employees complained about a corporate culture that turned a blind eye to discrimination, microaggressions, and sexual harassment.

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Origin of sexual harassment

First recorded in 1970–75
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sexual harassment

noun

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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