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EHRC publish new legal guidance on sexual harassment

Makbool Javaid

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published new practical guidance for employers on sexual harassment in the workplace. The guidance includes: a definition and examples of what sexual harassment is, responsibilities as an employer, what a sexual harassment policy should include, how to put the policy into practice, how to handle sexual harassment complaints and criminal behaviour overlapping between sexual harassment and criminal offences, e.g. sexual assault, indecent exposure, stalking and offensive communications.

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