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

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“Hostile environment sexual harassment.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/hostile%20environment%20sexual%20harassment. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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