The importance of handling sexual harassment claims appropriately

 

During 2017 the surge in media coverage relating to high profile sex discrimination claims raised in the USA and closer to home in the Houses of Parliament; has raised once again, the ugly issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. As this form of harassment can affect males as well as females, in a profound way it’s, unsurprising that successful Tribunal complaints can yield significant awards in respect of the complainant’s “injured feelings”.

In light of this, employers are encouraged to take proactive steps to establish a, “zero tolerance” towards sexual harassment in the workplace. In a recent, real business article, Amanda Boyd highlights what practical steps employers could take to achieve this.