Discrimination in the workplace - banter or harassment?

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 24 June 2019
Alison Martin
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In the first of our new Equality feature by DWF, Alison Martin, Associate Solicitor in the Employment Group at DWF, discusses a recent Adjudication case which provides an important reminder to employers of the need to have a specific harassment policy in order to be able to deal with complaints of harassment appropriately and to also be able to rely on the statutory defence provided for in section 14A(2)(a) of the Equality Acts.

With Dublin's LGBTQ 2019 Pride Festival due to take place around now, it serves as a timely reminder for employers of their obligations under the Employment Equality Acts 1988-2015 ("the Acts) in respect of an employee's sexual orientation.

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