Harassment as defined in the Equality Act 2010 is:
Unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual.
According to ACAS examples of bullying/harassing behaviour include:
Abuse (verbal or physical)
Exclusion or victimisation
Overbearing supervision or other misuse of power or position
Unwelcome sexual advances – touching, standing too close, the display of offensive materials, asking for sexual favours, making decisions on the basis of sexual advances being accepted or rejected
Deliberately undermining a competent worker by overloading and constant criticism
Preventing individuals progressing by intentionally blocking promotion or training opportunities.
If you believe you’re being bullied, please contact Hattin Solicitors, so we can help you.