Changes in Law over Sexual Harassment
Simon Loy ( HR partner at Eversheds' Newcastle office ( reports on changes in laws governing sexual harassment.
The European Amended Equal Treatment Directive (2002/03) has required some changes to the UK's discrimination legislation.
In many respects, the changes simply clarify the existing law and so the new laws will not impact significantly upon current business practice. However, one of the main changes is the introduction of a definition of sexual harassment.
Although the concept of sexual harassment has been recognised through case law, there has until recently been no statutory definition of sexual harassment.
A new statutory definition of …
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Publication information: Article title: Changes in Law over Sexual Harassment. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: March 9, 2006. Page number: 41. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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