What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. The legal definition of sexual harassment is “unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment.”
Severe or Pervasive
The conduct of the harasser must either be severe or it must be pervasive to be sexual harassment. A single incident is probably not sexual harassment unless it is severe. For example, a single incident of rape or attempted rape would probably be sexual harassment (it would also violate criminal laws).
ERA: Sexual Harassment at Work
assault itself is merely threatening harm on someone - if it's enacted on it becomes battery.
sexual assault is the harmful conduct of any sexually-related acts against someone. . .the same word but it's given two different definitions (legally)
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
That is simply not true, yes it can be sexual harassment. I don't understand why you can't understand that as it's rather plain English. As the equalrights.org website states, a single severe incident can be sexual harassment as well as violating criminal laws (such as assault).