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sexual harassment

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noun
  1. unwelcome sexual advances made by an employer or superior, especially when compliance is made a condition of continued employment or advancement.
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Origin of sexual harassment

First recorded in 1975–80
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Related Words for sexual harassment

exploitation, victimization, intimidation, impropriety

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British Dictionary definitions for sexual harassment

sexual harassment

noun
  1. 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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