Sexual Harassment Legal Advice

Sexual Harassment can come in many forms, and it can be distressing if you are subjected to it. Discrimination and Harassment legislation protects you from unwanted conduct which is related to your sex, and unwanted conduct of a sexual nature or which is related to gender reassignment or sex. It also protects you if you reject such harassment and you are treated less favourably than you would have done had you submitted to the unwanted conduct.

You aren’t only protected if you are female. Men can be subjected to unwanted conduct at the hands of women and even other men.

Examples of unwanted conduct can include:

  • Comments and jokes about Stereotypical roles of women;
  • Inappropriate sexual advances;
  • Verbal abuse because of a refusal of a romantic or sexual relationship;

It can often be very difficult to speak out if you have been the victim of sexual harassment for a variety of reasons which can include the fear of retribution or the fear of simply not being believed. For most of us, work dominates our lives, and when something like this happens in the workplace, it can have devastating implications not only on your physical and mental health but also, if you have to leave your employment, financially too.

It is important to have a compassionate person to speak to, who can discuss your concerns and can listen with no judgement and advise you on your rights and your employer’s obligations. We here at Ison Harrison Solicitors are specialist harassment and discrimination lawyers. Our Head of Department, Mr Yunus Lunat, has been featured on the BBC, Channel 4 and on other news outlets as a leading expert in discrimination.

If you have been sexually harassed at work, it is important to seek advice immediately. There is a very short limitation period for employment claims, and if you miss it you could end up without redress in an employment tribunal. If you would like to discuss an incident that has happened at work then give us a call on 0113 284 5000 or contact a member of our team today via the ‘our people’ page.

Client Testimonials

Yunus Lunat

Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law

I’d like to thank you for your help Yunus – your reassurance on the day itself was greatly appreciated. On the one hand, I hope I never have to be in touch again, but I feel safe in the fact that if needs be I know you're quality!

Edward Brown

Employment for individuals
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2020-08-04T15:59:11+01:00

Edward Brown

I’d like to thank you for your help Yunus – your reassurance on the day itself was greatly appreciated. On the one hand, I hope I never have to be in touch again, but I feel safe in the fact that if needs be I know you're quality!
If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.

David Howson

Employment for individuals
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2020-06-09T12:03:18+01:00

David Howson

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.
Eve, I Just wanted to express my gratitude for your help last week with my enquiry on employment law. It was very kind of you to take the time to attend my call and provide me with support

Isabel

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:03:08+00:00

Isabel

Eve, I Just wanted to express my gratitude for your help last week with my enquiry on employment law. It was very kind of you to take the time to attend my call and provide me with support
It was a pleasure speaking to Yunus Lunat, who was very prompt and allowed me to get things all in order

Gill

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:03:36+00:00

Gill

It was a pleasure speaking to Yunus Lunat, who was very prompt and allowed me to get things all in order
Excellent Service

Tony

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:03:56+00:00

Tony

Excellent Service
Helpful, listened and explained everything.

Phil

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:04:31+00:00

Phil

Helpful, listened and explained everything.
Thanks Yunus for your assistance in turning around in 4 hours.

Stewart

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:04:53+00:00

Stewart

Thanks Yunus for your assistance in turning around in 4 hours.
Many thanks for all your help…you were very helpful and efficient and had a great service.

Julie

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:05:16+00:00

Julie

Many thanks for all your help…you were very helpful and efficient and had a great service.
Great solicitor and great listening skills… Yunus understood my needs and concerns.

Ms A Singh

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:05:57+00:00

Ms A Singh

Great solicitor and great listening skills… Yunus understood my needs and concerns.
Mr Lunat has been the most helpful, reassuring and informative. He was awesome in his questioning of the Respondents witnesses, I cannot thank him enough. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Lunat to anyone facing a Tribunal.

Mrs E Mildenhall

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:06:22+00:00

Mrs E Mildenhall

Mr Lunat has been the most helpful, reassuring and informative. He was awesome in his questioning of the Respondents witnesses, I cannot thank him enough. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Lunat to anyone facing a Tribunal.
Your support during the most stressful period was invaluable to me and knowing I did have the option to leave and sue the organisation have be the strength to get through it.

Emma

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:06:42+00:00

Emma

Your support during the most stressful period was invaluable to me and knowing I did have the option to leave and sue the organisation have be the strength to get through it.
Very happy with the service. I contacted Ison Harrison Solicitors for advice regarding a settlement agreement contract. The Head of Employment Law responded immediately and my query was dealt with within 24 hours. Quick and efficient service, cannot recommend enough.

Jordanna

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:07:23+00:00

Jordanna

Very happy with the service. I contacted Ison Harrison Solicitors for advice regarding a settlement agreement contract. The Head of Employment Law responded immediately and my query was dealt with within 24 hours. Quick and efficient service, cannot recommend enough.
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