HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

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

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2012

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Business Research

ISSN or ISBN

0892-7626

Volume

28

Issue

5

First Page

791

Last Page

802

Description

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.

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