Harassment

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  • Protection from harassment: "Oppressive and unacceptable" conduct is test for harassment

    Date:
    10 March 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Veakins v Kier Islington Ltd [2010] IRLR 132 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employee who was bullied at work by her line manager had been harassed within the meaning of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. While the Court had to keep in mind the need for the conduct complained of to be serious enough to sustain criminal liability, the key test was whether or not it was "oppressive and unacceptable". On the unchallenged evidence before the Court, it clearly was.

  • Veakins v Kier Islington Ltd

    Date:
    8 December 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has held that an employer was vicariously liable under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 for a manager's unusually serious harassment of an employee.

  • How to deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace, including the reasonable steps defence.

  • Hammond v International Network Services UK Ltd

    Date:
    19 November 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    The High Court has held that, in order to succeed in a claim under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, an employee must show that there was 'an element of real seriousness' to the harassment.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 September 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Joe Glavina and Phil Williams of Addleshaw Goddard outline the latest legal rulings and explain what you need to do to avoid tribunals.

  • First Global Locums Ltd and others v Cosias

    Date:
    14 November 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    In First Global Locums Ltd and others v Cosias [2005] IRLR 873 HC, the High Court has granted an injunction under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 restraining a former employee.

  • Lords reinstate police officer's claim for bullying

    Date:
    1 October 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Waters v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, the House of Lords allows a police officer's appeal against the striking out of her claim against the Commissioner of Police for failing to protect her from bullying and harassment following allegations against a fellow officer of serious sexual assault.

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