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Veakins v Keir Islington Ltd - conduct must be "oppressive and unacceptable" to amount to "harassment" under 1997 Act

In a claim for damages under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (which will be rare in matters concerning the workplace) the court must focus primarily on the requirement that the conduct complained of be "oppressive and unacceptable" (as against merely "unattractive, unreasonable or regrettable"). It should also bear in mind the authority that the conduct must be of an order that would sustain criminal liability.

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