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EHRC agreement highlights best practice measures to prevent sexual harassment

Makbool Javaid

A theatre productions company has entered into a legal agreement with the EHRC to safeguard employees against sexual harassment and ensure that complaints are appropriately dealt with, following an ET’s finding that a member of staff had been sexually harassed. The measures agreed should serve as a roadmap for all organisations who want to show they have taken preventive steps, i.e. undertake training on sexual harassment, prepare an equality and diversity policy, an anti-harassment policy and disciplinary and grievance procedures and ensure all staff are made aware of the policies, and are clear about what conduct is acceptable.

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