Our team of lawyers are experienced in dealing with a wide range of work-based abuse cases.
Sexual harassment incorporates wide ranging behaviour including insulting sexual names, talking about someone in a sexual way that makes them feel uncomfortable or spreading sexual rumours.
Sexual assault includes intentional touching in a sexual way, kissing someone against their will or engaging in any other physical sexual activity without consent.
Liability of an employer
An employer can be held liable for their employees’ conduct and can be required to pay compensation to the victim of assault or harassment. Claims can also be brought against the perpetrator and under the criminal injuries compensation scheme – see below.
A compassionate and understanding service
It is difficult and stressful for a victim of sexual harassment or assault to come forward and discuss their case. However our team of abuse lawyers are experienced in dealing with these sensitive cases and are dedicated to making the process as painless as possible. They will listen to what you say and deal with your case confidentially and sympathetically. We understand that financial compensation will not take away what has happened, but the experience can be a positive one. We will enable you to talk confidentially to an experienced medical expert who can support you through the emotional problems that such abuse can cause. If your claim succeeds, we can seek funding for counselling and therapy to assist you in your recovery. We will ensure, where appropriate, that the police and any other relevant third parties are involved in your case so that the necessary steps can be taken to help ensure the perpetrator is prevented from harming others . In this way, bringing a legal claim will be of benefit not just to you, but to other vulnerable people.
Claims against employers in relation to sexual harassment or assault in the workplace must generally be brought within 3 years so it is important to seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible. In some circumstances it may be possible to bring a claim outside this time limit and our specialist lawyers can offer specific guidance on this.
We can also assist with claims against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This may be an option where the employer is not legally liable for what occurred. It can also be an option where the employer or the perpetrator do not have the financial means to pay compensation to you. CICA claims must usually be brought within 2 years, so it is important to seek professional advice without delay.
We deal with work-based sexual harassment and sexual assault claims on a no win, no fee basis.
Free Case assessment
To speak to one of our abuse lawyers in total confidence, please call us on our freephone number 0808 139 1597 for a FREE, no obligation assessment of your case.