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Business leaders must prove they’re taking action on ending sexual harassment

Makbool Javaid
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to Chairs of the FTSE 100 saying it will take legal action where there is evidence of systemic failing in preventing, or dealing with, sexual harassment. The EHRC has asked them to supply evidence of what safeguards they have in place to prevent sexual harassment, what steps they have taken to ensure that all employees are able to report instances of harassment without fear of retribution, and how they plan to prevent harassment in the future. If there is evidence of systematic failings, the EHRC will consider exercising its enforcement powers.


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