As campaigns like ‘Time’s Up’ and ‘#MeToo’ have gained momentum, so too has the appetite and potential for a more legislative approach to protecting employees in the workplace. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission have published a report called ‘Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work’ which makes a number of recommendations for things like a statutory code of practice and extended periods to bring a Sexual Harassment claim at tribunal.
I have been approached by a number of employers who have asked questions, such as:
I have also been asked by employers why those affected may not come forward. There are a number of reasons for this:
Following on from our Metro Mythbuster on Sexual Harassment we thought it might be useful to give you some practical suggestions on how to address this topical issue:
If you would like to discuss this in more detail and find how Metro HR can help with their dedicated reporting service or to help you get your policies and process in shape then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org