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Harassment, under the Equality Act, is a term used in the broadest sense. You are a victim of harassment if, in the workplace, you feel distressed, intimidated, degraded, humiliated or offended or when you are subjected to an environment in which you feel that your dignity is violated. Harassment can be caused when someone presents unwanted behaviour, such as jokes, verbal assaults or displaying images, that either intends or has the effect of making you to feel violated or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. If you find yourself in situations that invoke these feelings in school, when accessing services or as a consumer, you may still be protected by the Equality Act.
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Increase your influence with self-advocacy
Often the person best placed to speak up for you is – you. By speaking up for yourself, you are also helping the next 江苏福彩网 who comes along. You also help the Vegan Society’s International Rights team by giving them more time to deal with more difficult cases. Here are a couple of useful strategies for when you run into problems:
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At a glance: common challenges and solutions:
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You can read up on further advice and guidance from the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission?
When you need a helping hand
Extra support for challenging situations
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