Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment occurs when  employers or other people in authority in your workplace subject you to  unwelcome or offensive behaviour.

This might be  through words or physical behaviour of a sexual nature and their behaviour has a negative effect on your employment, job performance or job satisfaction. And messes with your mind.

Sexual harassment is a serious offence that can have severe consequences for the affected employee’s mental and physical well-being. The Employment Relations Act 2000 defines sexual harassment in New Zealand law. Many believe that sexual harassment only involves seeking sexual favours, but the scope is much wider than that. It also includes language, materials or behaviour that is sexual in nature, whether it’s verbal, written, visual or physical. If the conduct has affected the job performance or satisfaction of the employee, then it may be classified as sexual harassment. You must get support if you feel uncomfortable and unsafe at work.

Supporting employees who have been subject to sexual harassment

Resolve Legal is able to help if you are suffering from sexual harassment at your workplace and will support you in raising the issue with your employer or manager. We understand how difficult it can be to talk about an issue like this and will be there to support you every step of the way. Our team will advise you on the specific steps you can take when you are subject to sexual harassment and will ensure that your suffering stops as quickly as possible.

We suggest you raise a personal grievance claim if you have been sexually harassed in your workplace to make sure that the issue gets the attention it requires. We help businesses create a safe and compliant workplace without harassment and bullying and support people who have been through this previously. Let our team be your partner and change your life for the better.

Contact Resolve Legal for legal support

Get in touch with our friendly legal team for support if you have been subject to sexual harassment in the workplace. We will support you in raising a personal grievance and helping you get through this challenging time.