Harassment & Sexual Harassment

Harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited by law under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 – 2011 As an employee you have both rights and responsibilities.  Your employer is legally obliged to take reasonable, practical steps to prevent harassment and sexual harassment occurring in the workplace in addition to reversing the effects of it when it occurs and preventing a recurrence.  You are expected to contribute to achieving a harassment-free work environment by co-operating with your organisations’ strategy to prevent and eliminate harassment and sexual harassment.  You must also conduct yourself so as to respect the rights of others to dignity in the workplace.

The Education section provides further explanation and information on harassment and sexual harassment and it is important that you take the time to read this information. In addition, if you feel you are being harassed or sexually harassed the Q&A I want to make a complaint provides additional information and answers to some common questions. If you have been accused of harassment or sexual harassment and a complaint has been made against you, read Q&A A complaint made against me.

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