hostile environment sexual harassment

noun

Legal Definition of hostile environment sexual harassment

: 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

Learn More About hostile environment sexual harassment

Dictionary Entries Near hostile environment sexual harassment

hostile environment harassment

hostile environment sexual harassment

hostile possession

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Hostile environment sexual harassment.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/hostile%20environment%20sexual%20harassment. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!