REASONABLE PERSON STANDARD

A standard established to establish whether or not a particular act or conduct constitutes sexual harassment. The basis of the standard is what a "reasonable person" would conclude regarding the act rather than focusing on the specific victim or perpetrator.

REASONABLE PERSON STANDARD: "The reasonable person standard takes the scrutiny away from the two principles in the dispute."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REASONABLE PERSON STANDARD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reasonable-person-standard/ (accessed August 15, 2019).
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