If you are the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace we have a specialist team at Tracey Solicitors who will be in a position to advise you in how to deal with the abuse.
Sexual harassment can violate an employee’s character, may create an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment; or the employee who is being sexually harassed is treated less favourably on the grounds of refusing the advances of the person causing the sexual harassment.
Harassment of a sexual nature does not have to a continuation of a certain type of behaviour, incidents of sexual harassment can be a one off or a series of offensive behaviours. Examples of sexual harassment to include but are not limited:
- Unwanted jokes, gestures, offensive words on clothing, and unwelcome of a sexual nature comments.
- Unnecessary touching or any other bodily contact. Restricting an employee’s ability to move, unwanted flirting, unnecessary advances of a sexual nature.
- Transmitting offensive e-mails to include the downloading pornographic e-mails.
- Insensitive jokes, displays of unacceptable material such as pin-up calendars or graffiti.
Furthermore, we understand that being the victim of such abuse can be traumatic. It can be a difficult decision for a victim to proceed with a matter. You can trust that you will be able to speak to us in absolute confidence.
If considering discussing this matter with a Solicitor it is important that you do so promptly. There are steps that you must take in order to substantiate your claim and certain time limits in order to proceed with an action may apply