Harassment is defined under the Equality Act 2010 as “any unwanted physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them”.
Harassment is discriminatory if it is related to any of the following protected characteristics:
Religion or belief
The Equality Act 2010 also protects an individual from being harassed because of a protected characteristic that someone thinks the individual has, even if they do not.
Sexual harassment arises when an individual behaves in a way which makes the other person feel distressed, intimidated or offended and the behaviour is of a sexual nature.
If you are being subjected to workplace harassment, then please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone to speak with a solicitor from our employment team without obligation or simply fill out our enquiry form and one of our specialist employment lawyers will contact you.
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