reasonable victim

Definition of "reasonable victim"
  1. Criteria used in courts to assess a sexual harassment allegation, where the claim can move forward only if another person of the same sex, in similar circumstances, would have felt harassed by the accused's actions
How to use "reasonable victim" in a sentence
  1. The court employed the reasonable victim perspective to gauge the severity of the sexual harassment claim.
  2. The conduct is evaluated from the viewpoint of a reasonable victim to determine if it constitutes harassment.
  3. To validate the claim, the judge considered whether a reasonable victim would feel harassed by the same behavior.

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