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Women and Equalities Committee report on sexual harassment released

The Women and Equalities Committee (a Parliamentary select committee) has published the results of its six-month long inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace and has set out a number of recommendations which it is calling on the Government to implement. 

Contributor: Graham Irons | Published: 1 August 2018

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Harassment recommendations, a step forward but more action needed

Recommendations by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) including outlawing non-disclosure agreements being implemented to prevent workers complaining of sexual harassment unless initiated by the employee making the complaint have been welcomed as a step forward by Unite the UK’s largest union.

Contributor: Siobhan Endean | Published: 6 April 2018

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Weinstein scandal fails to prompt radical overhaul of sexual misconduct policies

The fallout from the highly-publicised sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein have failed to lead to a sweeping overhaul of harassment and sexual misconduct policies in the UK as organisations consider current policies to be adequate, a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds.

Contributor: Jon Moores | Published: 17 February 2018

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Half of all women have experienced sexual harassment at work

Fawcett Society looking into the UK's sex discrimination laws has called for a number of changes to the legal system, including strengthening the laws on sexual harassment at work to protect women from harassment by third parties and extending protection from pregnancy discrimination to 6 months after maternity leave ends.

Contributor: Emma O'Leary | Published: 27 January 2018