Sexual harassment is still a topic that has not been critically considered, and it is particularly worrying that employees are still experiencing in the workplace, where they spend part or even large part of their working day.
The employer is responsible to ensure that employees feel safe and healthy in the workplace and their rights to personal dignity, privacy and security are not violated. There are several forms of sexual harassment that can occur at work, including verbal, non-verbal, and physical. Often, victims of harassment do not choose to sue their harasser because they feel ashamed and uncomfortable. The consequences of sexual harassment impact both victims of the sexual harassment and the work environment where it occurred. Just as the law protects the victims, i.e. the employees, it also defines how the employers have to act in case of sexual harassment in the workplace i.e. how to prevent it. The graduation thesis presents the analysis of selected court decisions and the analysis of legal sources. It has been found that every year a small number of cases of sexual harassment comes to the courts of Slovenia. Several different definitions of sexual harassment have been given here, and although they slightly differ from each other, they have a lot in common. The European Union has been increasingly paying attention to sexual harassment, and since Slovenia is an EU member state it means that our politicians are also participating in this issue. Slovenia has various laws that protect human rights and security, which determine how to act in case of their violation or in case of sexual harassment. To raise the awareness of the signs of sexual harassment in the workplace and its consequences it would require much more effort and time, so that employees could more quickly identify harassment and take appropriate action, and accordingly, with greater awareness, sexual harassment would not be a neglected topic that has not been critically considered.