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Descriptor English: Sexual Harassment
Descriptor Spanish: Acoso Sexual
Descriptor Portuguese: Assédio Sexual
Descriptor French: Harcèlement sexuel
Entry term(s): Harassment, Sexual
Harassments, Sexual
Harrassment, Sexual
Harrassments, Sexual
Sexual Harassments
Sexual Harrassment
Sexual Harrassments
Tree number(s): F01.145.802.950
F01.145.813.606
SP3.001.005.040.020
SP9.020.800.010
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017406
Scope note: A form of discrimination in the workplace which violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Offensive sexual conduct may include unwelcome advances, comments, touching, questions about marital status and sex practices, etc. Both men and women may be aggressors or victims. (Slee and Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed, p.404). While civil rights legislation deals with sexual harassment in the workplace, the behavior is not restricted to this; it may take place outside the work environment: in schools and colleges, athletics, and other social milieus and activities.
Annotation: HARASSMENT, NONSEXUAL is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PC prevention & control
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
Previous Indexing: Sex Behavior (1979-1992)
Public MeSH Note: 93
History Note: 93
DeCS ID: 30511
Unique ID: D017406
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1993/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/05/22
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Sexual Harassment - Preferred
Concept UI M0026420
Scope note A form of discrimination in the workplace which violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Offensive sexual conduct may include unwelcome advances, comments, touching, questions about marital status and sex practices, etc. Both men and women may be aggressors or victims. (Slee and Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed, p.404). While civil rights legislation deals with sexual harassment in the workplace, the behavior is not restricted to this; it may take place outside the work environment: in schools and colleges, athletics, and other social milieus and activities.
Preferred term Sexual Harassment
Entry term(s) Harassment, Sexual
Harassments, Sexual
Harrassment, Sexual
Harrassments, Sexual
Sexual Harassments
Sexual Harrassment
Sexual Harrassments



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