Sexual harassment in the workplace can be distressing and intimidating for the victim. . In Ireland, ‘Sexual Harassment” has been defined as unsolicited, unreciprocated behaviour of a sexual nature to which the recipient objects or could not reasonably be expected to consent to. It may include:
- Lewd or suggestive behaviour; physical or verbal
- The display of sexually explicit material in the workplace
- Unwanted physical contact
- Sexually derogatory statements or sexually discriminatory remarks
If your employer has not taken reasonable steps to prevent or stop instances of sexual harassment, you may have a right of recourse to legal remedies.
If you feel you may have suffered sexual harassment within the workplace or if you have an employment law query; contact us to arrange a consultation.