Systematic and continuing unwanted and annoying actions by an individual or group against another individual or group. Harassment may involve the expression of racial prejudice or personal malice, efforts to force someone to quit a job or grant sexual favors, or illegal pressure to collect a bill. In business, such activities may be the basis for a lawsuit if discrimination based on race or sex is a factor or the statutory limitations on collection agencies are exceeded. A pattern of harassment by an employee against another worker may involve the employer in a lawsuit for failing to protect the worker. See sexual harassment.

Business law dictionary. 2015.

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