Every survivor will experience sexual harassment differently. And because of this, knowing what your rights are and finding out the legal steps you can take to protect yourself can feel daunting.
At the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre, we have a sexual harassment legal service specifically to support women in this situation. Our service is a safe and confidential space to speak to our specialist sexual harassment solicitor about the incidents you’ve experienced and find out how to use your rights.
As part of this service, we are now offering weekly legal surgery appointments with our specialist solicitor. These appointments take place remotely (by telephone or video call, depending on your preference) and are available to women aged 16 years and over.
We want to make it easier for women to book an advice appointment with our sexual harassment solicitor. For this reason, we have created a new online booking system which you can access at any time.
All our appointments last 1 hour (or 2 hours if you need a language interpreter, which we can offer free of charge) and are available every Wednesday at 10am, 11am and 12pm.
To book an appointment, follow these steps:
Our legal advice surgeries are available to women aged 16 and over who have experienced sexual harassment at work, in college or university, online, or in the street.
After the #MeToo movement, there has been growing awareness of sexual harassment and its prevalence in society. And while the UN found that 71% of women in the UK have experienced sexual harassment in a public space, the evidence shows that the majority of survivors chose not to report the abuse.
In our own experience, women have told us there are many reasons why they felt unable to or chose not to report incidents of sexual harassment. These included:
Women told us they weren’t sure whether the abusive behaviour they experienced counted as sexual harassment. And many times they were unclear on their employer’s or university’s policies and what options were available to them.
Our specialist sexual harassment solicitor is here to support you by:
There are different ways in which you can use our sexual harassment legal service: