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Government announces 12 measures to tackle sexual harassment at work

Makbool Javaid
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The Government has announced a package of 12 measures to tackle sexual harassment at work including introducing a new Code of Practice so employers better understand their legal responsibilities.  The new statutory code of practice on sexual harassment will be developed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Government will also carry out awareness raising work with Acas, the EHRC and employers on how to prevent and address sexual harassment at work. Other measures include consultation on the use of non-disclosure agreements, a new legal duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment at work, strengthening and clarifying the laws on third party harassment in the workplace, exploring the evidence for extending tribunal time limits for Equality Act 2010 cases and whether further legal protections are required for interns and volunteers.


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