H for Harassment

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 8 February 2011
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

Kiera Lee, writes:


1. What is it? – Differing Definitions

There is no one legal definition of harassment. Perhaps the best way to look at it is in the context of the discrimination legislation. It is illegal to harass someone on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, race, disability, religion or age. In addition, and by way of extension to harassment on the grounds of sex, it is unlawful to harass someone for a reason related to their sex.

Harassment is defined in the respective Orders covering sex, sexual orientation, race, disability, religion and age as ‘unwanted conduct which has the

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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