New Code of Practice in relation to Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 4 September 2012
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This article looks at the recently published Employment Equality Act, 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order, 2012 (“the Code”) which replaces the previous code dealing with workplace harassment. The new Code reinforces the fact that a policy on sexual harassment and harassment at work is a requirement. For the first time the Code recommends the involvement of an independent facilitator to resolve harassment complaints and varies the remedies and penalties available to employees under the Employment Equality Act. It offers little in the way of practical guidance to employers dealing with specific and challenging harassment issues.

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