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Harassment at the Workplace: A Practical Review of the Laws in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

Syed Gilani (), Frank Cavico () and Bahaudin Mujtaba ()

Public Organization Review, 2014, vol. 14, issue 1, 1-18

Abstract: Harassment is a major deterrent for productivity, loyalty, and commitment to one’s job and organization. Unfortunately, many employees tend to experience various forms of harassment in the workplace. The focus in this article is to understand the extent to which the law protects a person from harassment, first based on the explication and application laws in the United Kingdom. The article then provides comparative discussion of laws and practices against workplace harassment in the United States. A major objective of this article is to help employers and managers become more expert in preventing and correcting harassment. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Keywords: U.K. Harassment Act; U.S. Harassment Laws; Civil Rights Act; EEOC; Tort; Vicarious liability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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