Sexual harassment and harassment at work: technical guidance

Published: 15 January 2020

Last updated: 15 January 2020

What countries does this apply to?

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales

All employers have a duty of care to protect their workers and will be legally liable for harassment in the workplace if they have not taken reasonable steps to prevent it.

Our guidance offers a legal explanation and practical examples of how to tackle and respond effectively to harassment, including:

  • definition and examples of harassment and victimisation
  • the effect of harassment in the workplace
  • your responsibilities as an employer
  • how to prevent and respond to harassment

Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010.

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