Sexual Harassment

What can I do if I am suffering sexual harassment in the workplace?

If you are experiencing sexual harassment you may typically feel

  • Frightened
  • Ashamed
  • Angry
  • Powerless

We aim to give you back control of the situation and ultimately to get justice for our clients.

The law (Equality Act 2010) provides protection against sexual harassment in the workplace. ‘Sexual

harassment’ is defined as actions which have the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating,

hostile or degrading environment for you. It can include any of the following:

  • Unwelcome comments of a sexual nature
  • Being pestered for a date
  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Unnecessary touching or unwanted physical contact
  • Leering at someone’s body
  • Displaying offensive material such as posters
  • Sending offensive emails. This includes colleagues downloading pornographic emails, even if they aren’t sent to you personally.
  • Insensitive jokes

Compensation for sexual harassment can be high and can include awards for lost earnings, injury to

feelings and personal injury (physical or mental or both). We have obtained very substantial awards

for claimants.

Our clients’ concerns?

Our clients typically have the following concerns

  • Will I be believed?
  • Will I lose my job?
  • Will I be able to get a job somewhere else?
  • Will my partner blame me?
  • How much compensation can I get?

We will address your concerns and also work put a strategy going forward to address the emotional

as well as legal concerns.

What should I do?

It is advisable to submit a grievance about the harassment. Your case will also be stronger if you

have evidence of the harassment. An increasing number of our clients record conversations or

capture texts on their mobiles and this can be useful evidence in winning a case or settling it early.

You should also take legal advice as soon as possible. This is because there is a strict 3 month time

limit from the last act of harassment. We can advise as to what to do to protect yourself within the

work place and to pursue a claim.

We have secured substantial settlements in over 90% of sexual harassment cases and we would be

happy to assist you.


Contact Brown and Co Solicitors NOW for a free initial confidential consultation on 020 8858 5996.