Sexual harassment at work
Sexual harassment in the workplace has been tolerated by employers for too long, writes abuse lawyer Rachel Thain. However, although levels of harassment are said to have reached epidemic levels, attitudes are changing and many employees are no longer prepared to suffer in silence. In particular we are finding that victims of harassment are increasingly turning to the law for solutions. We now regularly receive calls to our free legal helpline from people, mainly women, asking, ‘What can I do if I am sexually harassed at work?’
Research indicates that an alarming one in two women have been the subject of sexual harassment at work. For years women have felt that harassment is something they just have to put up with, but the climate is changing. Women now feel more empowered, drawing inspiration from high profile opinion leaders such as actress Emma Watson, who has been instrumental in launching a dedicated legal advice line for those experiencing workplace sexual harassment.
The work of people like Emma Watson in promoting a greater understanding of women’s rights in the workplace is pivotal in overturning outdated notions of what is acceptable behaviour and providing safe working environments.
Our specialist lawyers recognise how important it is that victims of harassment at work feel able to speak out and tackle the issue head on with their employer and the harasser.
We are able to advise on equality and discrimination law. We can tell people about their legal rights and in some cases we can pursue a claim for compensation.
Where compensation is an option we are often able to work on a No Win, No Fee basis. So there is nothing to lose by giving us a call to find out where you stand.
If you have been left wondering ‘What can I do if I am being sexually harassed at work?’ then contact Rachel via our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1597 for guidance or send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org