What is the Difference Between Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 May 2023
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Sexual Harassment; Sex Discrimination

In the aftermath of the MeToo movement, catalysed by allegations within the Hollywood film industry, there remains ongoing dialogue in regard to sexual harassment and violence. Accompanying this surge in awareness and discussion, it has become more commonplace for claims of sexual harassment to be brought within the workplace and it is important that employers are aware of the differentiation between sexual harassment and sex discrimination.

A claim of sex discrimination involves facts concerning discrimination on the grounds of an individual’s sex, marital/civil partner status, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity. Sexual harassment, on the other hand, concerns unwanted verbal,

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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