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Updated: 
June 22, 2017

What is the legal definition of harassment in Wisconsin?

For the purposes of getting a harassment restraining order, the legal definition of "harassment" includes:


  • striking, shoving, kicking or otherwise subjecting another person to physical contact;
  • child abuse (as defined by law);
  • sexual assault;
  • stalking;
  • attempting or threatening to commit any of the above acts; and
  • repeated acts that harass or intimidate another person and which serve no legitimate (valid) purpose.*

* Wis. Stat. § 813.125(1)