Sexual Harassment at Work
If you have been exposed to sexual harassment at work, may it be at the hand of your employer or another employee, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your losses and suffering at the employment tribunal.
Our sympathetic employment solicitors will help you get through the process of filing your sexual harassment claim and help you get the compensation you deserve.
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment can be defined as a behaviour which involves making unwanted sexual advances.
This could include making remarks or gestures of a sexual or obscene nature and sexual harassment is classed as unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Sexual harassment is against the law and when sexual harassment takes places in the workplace you are likely entitled to compensation.
Different types of behaviour can be classed as sexual harassment. Harassment can be in the form of:
- Written notes
- Spoken words
- Emails or other electronic communication methods
- Physical behaviour
Jokes and pranks
It often happens that harassment and sexual harassment is played of as 'a joke', and that taking offence to such behaviour is seen to be out of proportion.
If jokes or pranks are unwanted and of a sexual nature this would be classed as sexual harassment.
If you are still unsure if you are experiencing sexual harassment
In some cases it can seem difficult to analyse if what happened to you is sexual harassment, so if you are still unsure our solicitors are here for you.
Call us today for confidential and personalised advice from expert solicitors.
What actions you will need to take
If you have become the victim of sexual harassment at work we can help you with expert advice and support.
If you wish to bring forward a claim for compensation now or in the future it is beneficial that you try to collect as much evidence as possible.
- Keep copies of any written notes, emails, texts or other electronic messages. Screenshots and saved conversations can be vital to supporting your case
- Keep a diary of any incidents, no matter how minor. Also note all instances where you stated that the behaviour is unwanted, even if this may seem clear
- Aim to resolve the matter with your manager or employer first, unless you are unable or feel unsafe to do so. Keep a clear record of all communication with your manager and ensure you receive confirmation of any meetings in writing
Seek employment law advice
If the matter can not be resolved internally by raising your grievance or you were not offered a satisfactory solution you can contact our expert employment law solicitors.
We can help you receive the respect, recognition and compensation you deserve.
We take the heavy lifting and ensure there will be as little intrusion to you as possible, so you can get on with your life.
Responsibility of the employer
An employer can be held responsible in a sexual harassment claim if an employee is subjected to sexual harassment within their place of work.
Employers are accountable for the safety of their staff during hours of work and on work property. So if a employee was harassing you, and the employer failed to act, the employer would have failed in their duty of care.
Extension of the workplace
If the location where the harassment took place could be seen as an extension of the workplace the sexual harassment will likely still fall in the responsibility of the employer and a tribunal claim can be made.
Uncertain if You Can Make a Claim?
As a victim of sexual harassment at work you can be left feeling lonely and confused about how to handle the situation or even how to seek advice.
Sexual harassment can understandably be terribly upsetting and distressing. Many victims doubt themselves and worry if they may have ‘misread’ certain behaviour, they may feel unsure about their rights or even lay blame for the harassment with themselves.
We Can Help With Your Sexual Harassment Claim
If you are unsure if what you experienced is classed as sexual harassment you can call one of our helpful solicitors for confidential and personalised advice today.
Our solicitors are here for you and will be by your side to provide you the advice and support you need. They will be in your corner throughout the process and help you ensure you will be granted the compensation you are entitled to.
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If your case isn’t successful you don’t pay a penny, and if you do win you will keep all of the compensation awarded.
Since the 26th of July 2017 employees no longer need to pay fees to a tribunal to make an employment claim in the UK, making it possible for you to start your claim with our specialist support without spending any money.
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