Sexual Harassment at Work: Provisions, Precedents and Prescriptions

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 8 May 2024
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
Issues covered: Sexual Harassment, Procedural Fairness, Natural Justice, Dismissals, Discipline and Grievance

Recent media coverage of workplace sexual harassment serves to confirm that the topic is not going away. Whilst Lois West was telling the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) about her sexual harassment experience at Garda Headquarters, the same forum was awarding an Indian chef  €143,000 for a host of labour law transgressions, including near daily sexual harassment from colleagues. Shortly thereafter, a healthcare assistant was awarded €30,000 by the Commission, for ‘serious racial and sexual harassment which made her legitimately fear for her safety’.

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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