Advertisement
Legal Dictionary

harassment

Legal Definition of harassment

Noun

  1. Unsolicited words or conduct which tend to annoy, alarm or abuse another person. An excellent alternate definition can be found in Canadian human rights legislation as: "a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome." Name-calling ("stupid", "retard" or "dummy") is a common form of harassment.

See also


Definition of harassment

Noun

harassment (plural harassments)

  1. Persistent attacks and criticism causing worry and distress
  2. To deliberately pester or annoy

Synonyms

  • torment
  • molestation

Derived terms

Further reading

Harassment covers a wide range of offensive behaviour. It is commonly understood as behaviour intended to disturb or upset. In the legal sense, it is behaviour which is found threatening or disturbing. Sexual harassment refers to persistent and unwanted sexual advances, typically in the workplace, where the consequences of refusing are potentially very disadvantageous to the victim.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



SHARE THIS PAGE


TOP LEGAL TERMS THIS WEEK
1.     AORO
2.     adjudication order
3.     Miranda warning
4.     appellant
5.     lex patriae
6.     respondeat superior
7.     vicarious liability
8.     stare decisis
9.     blackmail
10.     lex loci rei sitae