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Liability of employers for third party harassment in the UK.

Middlemiss, Sam


Sam Middlemiss


Purpose: This paper aims to summarise current law dealing with third party harassment in workplaces in the UK and make recommendations for improving law. Design/methodology/approach: Review of case law, articles etc. Findings: It is found that the current law is inadequate and unclear, and in dire need of reform. Research limitations/implications: This research study will be useful for trade unions and employers and employees and workers. Practical implications: This study supports the cause of reform of the law. Originality/value: To the best of the author’s knowledge, this study is an original piece of work.


MIDDLEMISS, S. 2021. Liability of employers for third party harassment in the UK. International journal of law and management [online], 63(1), pages 147-156. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 12, 2020
Online Publication Date Sep 3, 2020
Publication Date Feb 28, 2021
Deposit Date Sep 17, 2020
Publicly Available Date Sep 17, 2020
Journal International Journal of Law and Management
Print ISSN 1754-243X
Electronic ISSN 1754-2448
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 63
Issue 1
Pages 147-156
Keywords Workers; Liability; Harassment; Employer; Party; Third
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