Can institutions be held responsible if staff are harassed by non employees?

By Diane Gilhooley

November 26, 2007

It is common knowledge that education institutions can be held liable if an employee subjects a work colleague to unlawful harassment. But what if the guilty party is from outside the institution?

Can HEIs and FECs be held responsible if a member of staff is exposed to unwanted conduct at work at the hands of a member of the public?

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