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Sexual harassment in the workplace survey

Emily Mc Fadden is a Solicitor in the Abuse team at Bolt Burdon Kemp.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is asking members of the public to tell them about experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace.

The Commission is an independent public body, responsible for encouraging equality and diversity, as well as for protecting and promoting human rights of all in Britain.

In the recent launch of its project, the Commission has written to large employers for examples of good practice, to find out how people in their organisation are able to report incidents of harassment.

Employers have legal duties to protect their employees from harassment.  They are liable to their employees when they fail in these responsibilities.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission will use the responses of employers and employees to develop guidelines of best practice, and recommendations for change.  It will report in early 2018.


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