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Sexual Harassment Legal Service

Our Sexual Harassment Legal Service provides information, advice, and representation to women who have encountered sexual harassment in the workplace, online and in further education.

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is broadly defined as unwanted conduct of a sexual nature. It is predominantly experienced by women and perpetrated by men, which is why we consider it to be a form of gender based violence. Some examples of sexual harassment include:

  • Making unwelcome verbal or physical advances
  • Unwelcome touching in a sexual way
  • Making offensive and/or sexually explicit comments
  • Making sexually embarrassing ‘jokes’
  • Sending inappropriate texts and emails to or about you

Our blog explains more about what sexual harassment is.

How can we help?

Helpline

For legal information about a case of sexual harassment, call our helpline on:

08088 010 789 - Thursday, 5 pm to 8 pm.

Legal Surgeries

Get specific advice from our solicitor. Our next surgeries will be on:

  • November 12th
  • December 10th

Book an appointment here.

Representation

We are able to take on some cases to provide legal advice and representation. To apply for legal representation, click here to fill out our take on form.

Legal guides

We are in the process of developing guides that will explain the legal options available in relation to the various types of sexual harassment.

Who is this service for?

  • Women aged 16 and over affected by sexual harassment.
  • Professionals who support or advocate for female victims/survivors of sexual harassment.

Our solicitor

Sarah Mennie is our specialist sexual harassment solicitor. You can read more about her here.

Funders

This project is funded by the Justice and Equality Fund administered by Rosa, which aims to end sexual harassment. The SWRC has been granted funding to create this specialist legal service, and to develop information resources, training and policy work to challenge sexual harassment in Scotland.

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08088 010 789

Legal information

Monday 2 - 5 pm
Tuesday 6 - 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 2 pm
Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Advocacy support

Tuesday 11 am - 2 pm

Sexual harassment

Thursday 5 - 8 pm

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