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Harassment

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Harassment refers to a wide spectrum of offensive behaviour.

When the term is used in a legal sense it refers to behaviours that are found threatening or disturbing, and beyond those that are sanctioned by society.

Sexual harassment refers to persistent and unwanted sexual advances, typically in the workplace, where the consequences of refusing are potentially very disadvantaging to the victim. This can occur when neither of the parties involved are offended but when a 3rd party is offended by sexually charged banter (ie a feminist).