Guilty until proven innocent

July 2002
Management Services;Jul2002, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p20
Academic Journal
A Directive that deals with sexual harassment in the workplace reverses the principle of British justice that a person is innocent until proven guilty. The directive will be implemented by 2005. The laws will require companies to prove that they did everything they could to prevent sexual harassment at work. The broad definition of harassment that the Directive makes is an added problem. For instance, it includes people commenting on the appearance of a member of the opposite sex and sexual jokes.


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