HR Solutions Webinar:
Handling a Sexual Harassment Complaint
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination and can be a criminal offence. It can be a single act of unwanted treatment of a sexual nature that may degrade, humiliate, offend or intimidate someone.
Employers are required by the Equality Act 2010 to take appropriate steps to prevent sexual harassment from occurring at work. If they do not do this, they can be held legally responsible if an employee is sexually harassed at work.
In this HR webinar, we will consider how to handle a complaint of workplace sexual harassment internally. However, sexual assault and physical threats are criminal matters that should be reported to the police.
We will consider what processes should be followed and ways of striking the sensitive balance that is required. We will also have a quick look at what has been done recently in the UK to improve protection and access to justice in sexual harassment cases in the workplace. It goes without saying that bringing up a complaint about sexual harassment to a line manager can be difficult and even distressing for the employee, but it can also be distressing for the person accused.
Get support, or further information, in relation to any HR related matter by contacting HR Solutions on telephone number 0844 324 5840 or visiting www.hrsolutions-uk.com/hr-services.