How can an employer prevent harassment at the Christmas party?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 December 2010
Even where harassment has taken place, you will not be liable if you can show that you took reasonably practicable steps to prevent it from happening. Such steps will include having and implementing clear equal opportunities and anti-harassment policies, updated to include new areas of discrimination.
Note that harassment may not just be sexual; an employee can allege harassment on the grounds of his or her race, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief and/or political opinion and age. Your policies should be supported by management and backed up with training. Grievances should also
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