Relationship problems? Liability of employers for sexual relationships at work.
Research has shown that sexual relationships at work are on the increase and the consequences for the parties (particularly employees and workers) can be the breakdown of working relationships, loss of employment and ultimately a legal claim. It therefore is an opportune time to review this important issue from a legal perspective. This issue has often been neglected in the past because of its sensitive and difficult nature and a general unwillingness to accept that it is an issue that can often have serious repercussions for victims of sex-related behaviour and therefore needs to be addressed from a legal perspective. Reference to the position in the United States will be made where it is useful in supporting the underlying arguments in the article. It will be argued that there is a need for employers to take this matter seriously and where appropriate make organisational changes to deal with it. Also a critical review of the legal rules that apply to relationships at work will be undertaken in this article and where appropriate recommendations made for changes in the law.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jun 30, 2019|
|Journal||Interdisciplinary perspectives on equality and diversity|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||MIDDLEMISS, S. 2019. Relationship problems? Liability of employers for sexual relationships at work. Interdisciplinary perspectives on equality and diversity [online] 5(1), article 62. Available from: http://journals.hw.ac.u.../article/download/62/50|
|Keywords||Workplace ; Sexual; Relations; Legal; Remedies; Discrimination|
MIDDLEMISS 2019 Relationship problems
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