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The law of harassment in the UK: a growing concern

Howes, VS 2009, 'The law of harassment in the UK: a growing concern' , The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 25 (2) , pp. 191-205.

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    Abstract

    This article considers recent changes to legal provisions governing harassment at work, in particular sexual harassment, in the UK, in the light of EU Directive 2002/73/EC, and the remedies available in the courts and employment tribunals. This article then provides a statistical profile of a total of 21,335 sex discrimination cases brought to nine employment tribunals in the UK between 2003 and 2008, highlighting the fact that the claims submitted by employees are successful in only a small percentage of cases, due to the fact that many cases are withdrawn or settled out of court, and the fact that many claimants do not have legal representation, whereas nearly all of the defendants have the benefit of legal representation in hearings at the employment tribunal, enabling them to present their evidence in a more effective manner. This is particularly important in cases of this type, where witness credibility is crucial to successful outcomes, as highlighted by the cases cited by the author.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > International Strategy People Management & Salford Law
    Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0952-617X
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    Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 11:46
    Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 13:54
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/14976

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