How to Deal With ‘Banter’ At WorkPosted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 11 December 2023
The subject of ‘banter’ at work rose to prominence in 1995, when Chevron Oil in the United States made a $2.2m. settlement to female employees who alleged they were sexually harassed via workplace banter, incl. the circulation of a ‘joke’ sheet entitled: ‘25 reasons why beer is better than women’.
Banter and the Law
Though the term ‘banter’ does not feature in Irish statute law, it does surface in the recently revised Codes of Practice pertaining to harassment and bullying.The 2022 harassment Code in respect of: ‘any form of unwanted conduct related to any of the prohibited grounds which has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, degrading,
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