Employment law 2013 review: harassment
One area of employment law that has seen little statutory change in 2013 is discrimination. This is perhaps unsurprising as extensive revision and consolidation took place in 2010 with the Equality Act. Although it’s only three years old, even the Equality Act has not been without some legislative revision.
Section 40(2) of the Equality Act extended the liability of employers for persistent harassment of their employees. Not only were employers potentially on the hook for harassment committed by their employees, servants and agents but also by third parties over which they had little or no control, such as customers or visitors…
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