Tags: sexual harassment

Is it time to stamp out bullying at work?

A recent study by Opportunity Now and PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed that 64% of UK women (aged between 28 and 40 years) have been bullied or harassed at work. A more wide ranging survey of this kind revealed that 52% of the women questioned said they had experienced bullying or harassment over the last three years. There…

MP’s said to have sexually harassed a third of young male workers in Westminster

A Channel Four investigation has revealed that MP’s, especially Conservative MP’s, regularly got drunk and “flirted” or made passes at young male parliamentary workers during Commons drinking sessions. One aide spoke of how he was approached to “go to the Gents” with an MP at an event for young political activists. “The MP suggested I…

Two female executives claim they were sacked after rejecting sexual advances

Two female sales executives, Anna Mazover and Diana Nicholl-Pierson have taken their employer, Entico Corporation Ltd, to court after claiming their boss sacked them after they rejected his sexual advances. The pair are seeking £100,000 in compensation for sexual harassment after alleging that the firm’s sales director, Darren Scott, promised them promotion if they slept…

Louise Mankau: Sexual harassment in the workplace

As a succession of TV and radio stars face investigation and prosecution for historic alleged sexual offences, there has been much talk of past cultures of sexual harassment in the workplace. The recent trial of Dave Lee Travis is a case in point. But it’s not just the past hitting the headlines: the Lib Dems…

UK employment law experts discuss sexual abuse in the workplace

Leading UK employment law experts highlight how sexual abuse in the work place goes far deeper than simple banter or inappropriate conduct. In 1945 George Orwell wrote, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” The animals in Animal Farm, of course, all had the very human characteristics of real people.…

Half of women have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace, study finds

Over half of all female of employees have suffered some form of sexual harassment in the workplace, new research suggests. Out of 3,434 women workers who took part in a study conducted by legal experts at AdviseMeBarrister.com, 1,760 said they had experienced harassment at work because of their gender, including offensive sexist remarks and being…

Office parties leave companies open to legal issues

Offices could be having to cope with more than just employees nursing hangovers this Christmas, as the fun of the festive season leaves companies wide open to possible claims of sexual harassment, according to a new survey by find-a-solicitor service Contact Law. The survey revealed almost three out of ten (28%) people have been on…