Sexual harassment - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Sexual harassment is defined as a series of repeated actions or gestures (staring, excessive touching...) and/or verbal abuse (sexual advances, vulgar comments...), all with an underlying sexual connotation directed at an unconsenting individual. This form of harassment can manifest in many different situations, including professional, marital, or even other spheres. It constitutes a violation of a person's dignity, which is proven as intentional on the part of the harasser. Considered as an offence, sexual harassment is punishable by law.

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