Sexual harassment in any form is illegal but remains a problem that too many people continue to be exposed to. No part of society is immune from the risk of sexual harassment, and this risk extends into the workplace. The CBI supports further action by business and government – including additional regulation where appropriate and when necessary – to tackle this problem.
CBI members understand the importance of creating safe and inclusive workplaces in which challenging unacceptable behaviour is the norm, and where all allegations of sexual harassment are appropriately investigated. This will require government and business to collaborate to ensure that laws and company procedures are clearly defined, that both employers and workers are aware of their rights and responsibilities, and that the law is effectively enforced.