Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment of another woman or man in the workplace is an offence. This may take the form of humiliating words, gestures or deeds.

Under the Gender Equality Act sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. This includes:

  • Displaying, posting or distributing pornographic material (also electronically)
  • Making insinuating comments and sexist "jokes"
  • Unwanted body contact
  • Attempting to get close to an employee in a way which involves promises of advantage or threat of disadvantage.

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