There is often some confusion regarding what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace. The term refers to the situation when someone, be that be an employer or colleague, behaves in a way which makes you feel distressed, intimidated or offended, and the behaviour is of a sexual nature.
We currently advise and assist a solicitor who suffered sexual harassment whilst employed by one of the UK’s largest law firms. Our client alleges that her male colleagues sexually harassed her daily, which led to her resigning from the Firm.
She is extremely disappointed after having reported her concerns to HR and management; there was a distinct lack of support or protection afforded to her. As a result, our client is claiming substantial compensation for loss of earnings and a separate injury to feelings award of up to £30,000.
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Companies must take measures to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace. It is an issue that has been widely debated, but it is something that companies must take seriously. Sexual harassment can take many forms, from crude comments to unwanted advances. It can have a negative impact on the victim’s career, mental health, and well-being.
If are being sexually harassed at work, please get in touch with our employment law experts immediately. We will ensure that your details are kept confidential and are committed to supporting you throughout the process.