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harass

(either harris or huh-rass) v. systematic and/or continual unwanted and annoying pestering, which often includes threats and demands. This can include lewd or offensive remarks, sexual advances, threatening telephone calls from collection agencies, hassling by police officers, or bringing criminal charges without cause. (See: harassment, sexual harassment)

harass

verb acerbate, afflict, aggrieve, agitate, alarm, alienate, anger, annoy, arose, arrogate, assail, badger, bagger, be malevolent, bedevil, beset, besiege, bludgeon, bother, browbeat, burden, coerce, confound, convulse, discomfort, discompose, disconcert, dismay, dispirit, disquiet, distress, disturb, enrage, envenom, exasperate, excite, excruciate, fret, goad, grieve, harbor a grudge, harrow, harry, haunt, heckle, hurt, ill-use, importance, incense, incommode, infest, infuriate, injure persistently, intimidate, intrude upon, irk, irritate, malign, maltreat, miff, misuse, mock, obsess, offend, oppress, outrage, overburden, overdrive, overrun, overstrain, overtax, overwork, perplex, pester, pique, plague, prey upon, provoke, rankle, shake up, sollicitare, spite, strain, terrorize, torment, trouble, tyrannize, unsettle, upbraid, upset, vex, vexare, victimize, wear down, weigh on
Associated concepts: barratry, employment law, harassing a witness, workplace sexual harassment
See also: annoy, badger, browbeat, discompose, distress, harrow, hector, importune, incense, inflict, intimidate, irritate, mistreat, molest, persecute, perturb, pique, prey, provoke
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The results of these studies have revealed that the markets and shopping malls were the ideal places for harassment and that the harassers also use stunt driving to catch the attention of women, he said.
The same chain of inference would be available to a plaintiff alleging same-sex harassment, if there were credible evidence that the harasser was homosexual.
Most of the times, the harasser has never been taught the meaning of respecting others and their private spaces by his parents.
All men are harassers, even if they don't partake in the act itself, as keeping silent when they see harassment happening is just as bad," say Abdel-Aziz, addressing his fellow men.
Title VII only applies to the employer and does not provide a mechanism for holding individual harassers liable.
The fact that he was not gay or that the harassers did not see him as gay did not limit his ability to be protected by filing a human rights complaint.
Harasser defendants can easily argue that they were misled by this response into thinking their actions were welcomed by the victim.
Realizing her harassers thought she had a gay pride flag, Wells, 46, ordered 100 pace flags to distribute in her community.
A comprehensive discussion shows how sexual harassment affects recipients, harassers, coworkers, and management, clearly demonstrating that it has consequences for everyone in the workplace.
Prior to the DCW hearing, he had sought suggestions on his Facebook page about whether he should appear before the DCW with his face covered as usually all harassers and rapists are photographed with their faces covered.
ca can rate each other for all to see, ignore harassers and spammers, participate in polls, and bookmark favorite members, forums, and homepages to see the latest updates at a glance.
While EEOC guidelines call for appropriate sanctions against harassers, no specific penalties are given.