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The pronunciation with stress on the second syllable (rhyming roughly with surpass) is a newer pronunciation that first occurred in American English.
Its use has steadily increased since the mid-1900s.
Some states have laws that offer employees protection against sexual harassment beyond Title VII.
Sexual harassment as sex discrimination under Title VII is shown by proving that the harasser targeted one sex or displayed general hostility to one sex, without regard to which sex the harasser or victim are.
Sexual innuendos and comments, or sexually suggestive jokes may be sexual harassment in some contexts.
Unwelcome touching or brushing against a person, or displays of explicit material may be sexual harassment.
Anyone, male or female, can be a victim of sexual harassment.
The victim and the harasser can be a woman or a man, and they can be the same sex.
In our 1987 survey, 50 percent of the Usage Panel preferred the pronunciation with stress on the first syllable, and 50 percent preferred stress on the second syllable.