A report released by the Fawcett Society, following concerns that rights could be eroded or weakened as a result of Brexit, concludes that the UK’s legal system is failing women and needs fundamental reform. The report calls for a number of specific changes to the legal system including strengthening the laws on sexual harassment at work to protect women from harassment by third parties (customers, service users or contractors), reintroducing Equal Pay Questionnaires with ETs entitled to draw adverse conclusions from refusals to answer them, introducing a new duty on large organisations to prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace and extending protection from pregnancy discrimination to 6 months after maternity leave ends.
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