|There are several types of unlawful harassment defined under the Equality Act 2010.|
The first type of harassment involves unwanted conduct related to one of the defined protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation), which has the purpose or effect of violating a persons dignity or creating an offensive, degrading, humiliating, intimidating or hostile environment for him/her. This form of harassment is unlawful only if the conduct could be reasonably considered as having that effect on the complainant.
The second type is sexual harassment which is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature where this has the same purpose or effect as the second type of harassment.
The third type is treating someone less favourably because they have either submitted to or rejected sexual harassment, or harassment related to sex or gender reassignment.
|Category: EQUALITY, Last Updated: 11-02-2012 |