We have seen a significant increase in enquiries about the menopause in recent months. At this stage, from a strict legal perspective, the menopause is not, in itself, protected under the Equality Act. However, it can be captured by protection from age, sex...
In recent years there has been an increase in awareness from all industries that harassment while at work is not acceptable, and that no-one should fear reprisals from speaking out or “blowing the whistle” on colleagues who have subjected them to degrading or offensive behaviour.
Encountering sexual harassment in the workplace can be a humiliating experience, and lead to a loss of self-confidence and mental distress, as can a failure on the part of an employer to adequately address harassment.
If you have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace contact our expert employment law solicitors on 01616 966 229.