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Sexual harassment at work claims

Sexual harassment at work is a serious violation that can have a devastating impact on individuals and their well-being. This often goes unreported due to the individual’s wishes to remain in employment.

This can include things such as inappropriate emailing, contact out of working hours or inappropriate behaviour in general often passed over as “banter”.

We recognise the courage it takes to come forward and address such experiences especially when this can involve co-workers or employers.

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If you or someone you know has experienced sexual abuse or harassment at work, we are here to help. Contact our Abuse Claims Solicitors at Hugh James today to schedule a confidential consultation.

As a victim of sexual abuse or harassment in the workplace, you have the right to seek compensation for the harm you have suffered. Compensation for sexual abuse at work can help provide financial support for medical expenses, therapy, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the abuse. Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf, and fight for the maximum compensation available.

We would encourage anyone suffering sexual harassment at work to get in touch.


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Alan Collins is one of the best known and most experienced solicitors in the field of child abuse litigation and has acted in many high profile cases, including the Jimmy Savile and Haut de la Garenne abuse scandals.  Alan has represented interested parties before public inquiries including the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, and IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse).

Internationally, Alan works in Australia, South East Asia, Uganda, Kenya, and California representing clients in high profile sexual abuse cases. Alan also spoke at the Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok hosted by Unicef and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law).


Case Study

Sexual assault at work

Our client was sexually assaulted whilst placed with an agency who supplied medical professionals and services to the NHS. The perpetrator, a co-worker had previous allegations of sexual harassment. There was no police conviction; however, we were able to agree a settlement without issuing court proceedings. We are seeing increasing numbers of cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault within the workplace and are bringing more successful claims under The Equality Act 2010 in addition to vicarious liability claims.


Our clients

‘Banter’ was a guise for workplace harassment

We have recently successfully obtained a compensation settlement for a client involving a major recreational employer. Our client was subjected to inappropriate opportunist touching under the guise of ‘banter’ from her supervisor. The supervisor used sexual language and blew kisses. Our client felt she had no opportunity but to move site locations, impacting her career progression and even simply extending her commute. This impacted her mental health.

This case highlights the significance of addressing workplace harassment and the lasting impact it can have on an individual’s life.

Danielle Vincent, Senior Associate in the Abuse Team supported her client’s legal claim brought against the employer and successfully obtained a compensation settlement for her. The settlement signifies the employer’s responsibility for the actions of its employee, emphasising the need for employers to take proactive measures in fostering a safe and respectful work environment.

The financial compensation enabled our client to access private therapy, a vital resource that helped her cope with the distress and trauma she endured. Beyond monetary value, this case serves as a reminder that standing up against workplace harassment can lead to not only financial redress but also a significant step towards healing and empowerment for the affected individual.


Abuse claims solicitors at Hugh James

Expertise

Our team comprises experienced legal professionals who specialise in handling sexual abuse and harassment cases. We understand the legal complexities involved and will provide you with expert guidance throughout the entire process.

Compassion and Support

We recognise the sensitivity of these cases and the emotional toll they can take. Our team is committed to providing you with empathetic support, ensuring that you feel heard, understood, and supported every step of the way.

Our clients

We have a proven track record of successfully representing victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace. Our team has secured significant compensation for our clients, holding accountable those responsible for their suffering.

Holistic Approach

Our approach goes beyond just legal representation. We work closely with support organisations and professionals who can provide you with the necessary emotional support, counselling, and resources to aid in your recovery.


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