TITLE

EU legislation on sexual harassment

PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Accountancy;Jun2002, Vol. 129 Issue 1306, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information related to a legislation that prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace throughout the European Union (EU). It is scheduled to come into force in 2005. It defines sexual harassment as a form of discrimination, and requires employers to implement measures to prevent it in the workplace. The legislation in the shape of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the case law interpreting the relevant provisions already cover sexual harassment. In Great Britain, there is no limit on compensation. There is no formal definition of sexual harassment in Great Britain's law. The new EU Directive defines it as taking place `where any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature occurs with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of a person, in particular when creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.' This formal definition, while necessary might be troublesome, according to some legal opinion and may cause Great Britain to follow the U.S. practice by introducing `anti-dating' policies.
ACCESSION #
11861448

 

Related Articles

  • Avoiding the high costs of sexual harassment. Payson, Martin F.; Bryant, Margaret R. // Credit World;MAY/JUN92, Vol. 80 Issue 5, p28 

    Evaluates the precautions and suggestions on how to avoid the liability against sexual harassment. Policy created by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on sexual harassment; Definition of sexual harassment; Typical samples of sexual harassment; Preventive steps for employers to...

  • Sexual harassment code.  // Accountancy;Dec1991, Vol. 108 Issue 1180, p50 

    Reports that the European Parliament has approved a code aimed at stopping sexual harassment at work. Definition of sexual harassment; Types of employees at risk for sexual harassment.

  • UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW IN ACTION: WHAT HAS GONE WRONG AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. Schultz, Vicki // Thomas Jefferson Law Review;Fall2006, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p1 

    The author distinguishes her and the libertarian's concept of sexual harassment law, as well as presents the issue of harassment in the workplace in the U.S. The author agrees with libertarians that many companies are prohibiting sexual conduct and expression in the name of sexual harassment...

  • What Financial Planners Need To Know About Sexual Harassment. Cronin, Frank // Journal of Financial Planning;Oct97, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p103 

    The article focuses on what financial planners need to know about sexual harassment in the U.S. Exposure to claims of sexual harassment against financial planners as employers varies considerably, depending on the state in which the business is conducted and the size of that business. Under...

  • Training deadline looms.  // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;12/2/2005, Issue 323486, p3 

    The article reports on the implementation of a legislation which requires companies to have their employees undergo sexual harassment avoidance training in California. The law has been made stringent to create a workplace that is hostile to its employees. Training must include information on...

  • SETTING BOUNDARIES. C. P. // Entrepreneur;Apr2005, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p86 

    The article reports that a new California law requires companies with 50 or more employees to give supervisors two hours of sexual harassment training every two years. Newly hired managers must receive the training within the first six months. California isn't alone. Connecticut, Maine and...

  • Managing Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Role of Manager Training. Buckner, Grant; Hindman, Hugh; Huelsman, Timothy; Bergman, Jacqueline // Employee Responsibilities & Rights Journal;Dec2014, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p257 

    Sexual harassment remains a persistent problem for businesses. Indeed, employers spend millions annually in sexual harassment litigation and liability costs. Furthermore, current U.S. law effectively makes it management's responsibility to implement programs to prevent and correct harassment, or...

  • Sexist E-Mail Backfires. Eldridge, Scott R. // HR Magazine;Aug2007, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p103 

    The article discusses a court case wherein a sexually charged e-mail exchange between two workers at an automobile dealership about the plaintiff, but not directed at her, can support a claim of sexual harassment. Marla Segovia, a car sales manager at Chuck Daggett Motors was regularly subjected...

  • India Moves to Protect Women from Sexual Harassment at Work. BHALLA, NITA // News India Times;09/14/2012, Vol. 43 Issue 37, p16 

    The article focuses on the Protection of Women against Sexual Harasment at Workplace Bill passed by the lower house of parliament in India on September 3, 2012 to ensure a safe environment for working women.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics