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Having the confidence to report sexual harassment in the workplace

Prominent movements against sexual harassment, including #MeToo and Time’s Up, have given over a quarter of UK workers the confidence to report sexual harassment. While the research unearthed the positive impact the movements have had, it also highlighted the extent of gender discrimination and sexual harassment still taking place in workplaces across the country.

Article by: Sinead Bunting | Published: 19 August 2018

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Continued failures on sexual harassment in the workplace

The Government, regulators and employers are failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, says the Women and Equalities Committee in a major report published today, following a wide-ranging six-month inquiry.

Article by: Maria Miller | Published: 27 July 2018

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Print – Issue 164 | Article of the Week

#MeToo gave a voice that echoes like a clarion call to people that thought their abuse was lost in the mists of time. Proof that time is no healer when it comes to the impact of abuse, the ramifications can last a lifetime. There's momentum and a conversation; among employees, employers, HR teams and the legal profession.

Article by: Arwen Makin | Published: 27 June 2018

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Harassment in the workplace–not yesterday’s news

The high profile Time’s Up and #MeToo campaigns demonstrate sexual harassment in the workplace is, sadly, not a thing of past. These high profile movements have also highlighted the need for an inclusive and safe working environment.

Article by: Katie Russell | Published: 19 March 2018

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Unwanted sexual contact at work – what employers must know

In the wake of revelations about groping and sexual harassment at the Presidents' Club charity dinner last month, one of Kent's leading employment specialists has called on employers to give more consideration to the risks younger workers are exposed to. Contributor Amanda Okill, Senior Associate - Furley Page Solicitors.

Article by: Amanda Okill | Published: 4 March 2018

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Are employers liable for third party harassment?

The issue of liability for third party harassment has been called in to question following an undercover investigation by the Financial Times at an all-male charity event. The Presidents Club ran an event where female hostesses were reportedly subjected to sexual harassment by the male invitees, although attendees had been warned against harassing others in an event brochure.

Article by: Kate Palmer | Published: 4 February 2018

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The year of sexual harassment? The impact of 2017’s revelations

Sexual Harassment has always been and continues to be an issue in many workplaces around the world. Whilst laws are in place to protect employees from unwanted advances, abuse and assault, the last 12 months have revealed that many individuals and businesses still experience an unhealthy and sometimes unlawful culture.

Article by: Donna Martin | Published: 30 January 2018

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What can you do if you suffer sexual harassment in the workplace

Many women - and men - have chosen to speak out about their experiences and some serious cases have even led to legal proceedings being brought against high profile individuals. However, some have expressed concern about taking action over fears that it may harm their careers.

Article by: Maria Chadwick | Published: 28 January 2018

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#metoo continues to break the taboo

Victims of sexual harassment seem to be more willing to come forward and speak up in the media-driven climate of reduced tolerance for sexual misdemeanour. Whilst this is undoubtedly a positive step for equality and diversity, HR professionals need to be ready to handle concerns and complaints effectively.

Article by: David Smedley and Andrew Rayment | Published: 11 January 2018