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Sexual harassment at work

All workers are protected from sexual harassment at work. This includes one-off incidents as well as ongoing incidents. Sexual harassment can happen to men, as well as women, and can be perpetrated by colleagues of the same or the opposite sex. Laws against sexual harassment have been in place since 1975, but several extra protections have been added over the years. The main employment law framework is now contained in the Equality Act 2010 (‘the Act’). Claims can be made in the Employment Tribunal by workers (men or women), job applicants, employees and apprentices.

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