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Harassment And Sexual Harassment Advice Solicitors Dublin

Employers have an obligation to prevent harassment in the workplace. Harassment can come from a co-worker, boss or someone in a superior position, client, customer or any other business contact. It can take place at work, during a training course, on a work trip, at a work social event or any other event associated with an employee’s job.

 

The Employment Equality Act 1998

The Employment Equality Act 1998 (as amended) define harassment as unwanted conduct which is related to any of the 9 discriminatory grounds (age, gender, race religious belief, disability, civil status, family status, sexual orientation and membership of the travelling community.  Sexual harassment is any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. In both cases it is defined as conduct which has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the person and it is prohibited under the Acts.

Harassment is defined in the Acts as any form of unwanted conduct related to any of the discriminatory grounds which has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the person.

Sexual harassment is any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It is conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the person and it is prohibited under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015.

Tully Rinckey employment law solicitors Dublin can assist employers with drafting and enforcing anti-harassment policies to ensure that they protect the best interests of the employer and employee. We can also initiate or defend claims on your behalf.

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