Harassment by fellow workers

An employer can also be held legally responsible for harassment by people who work for them.

If the person who harasses you works for your employer, equality law says that the employer will not be held legally responsible if they can show that they took all reasonable steps to prevent the worker harassing someone.

If the person who harasses you is your employer’s agent, the employer will not be held legally responsible if they can show that their agent exceeded the scope of their authority.

There is more information about when an employer is legally responsible for what other people do.

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Last Updated: 25 Jul 2010