hostile environment sexual harassment


hostile environment sexual harassment
hostile environment sexual harassment n: sexual harassment that has the effect of unreasonably interfering with a victim's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment that affects the victim's psychological well-being – called also hostile environment harassment; compare quid pro quo sexual harassment

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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