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March 18, 2016

What is the legal definition of harassment in the workplace?

This section defines harassment for the purpose of getting an order for protection against harassment in the workplace.

Harassment in the workplace is when a person threatens or causes:

  • Bodily injury to himself/herself or another person;
  • Damage to the property of another person; or
  • Substantial harm to the physical health, mental health or safety of a person.

The threat or act must be against an employer, an employee while performing duties of employment, or a person present at the workplace of the employer.*

Note: To qualify as harassment, the victim must reasonably fear that the harasser’s threat will be carried out and/or the harasser’s actions must reasonably cause the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated or harassed.*

* N.R.S. § 33.240