21 July 2021
Matthew Percival, Director of People and Skills Policy, said:
“Sexual harassment, wherever it takes place, is illegal and totally unacceptable. Yet it continues to affect too many people, particularly women. Businesses are not immune and need to be part of the solution by making workplaces safe and inclusive.
“Companies agree that they should have policies, procedures and cultures that reduce the likelihood of sexual harassment at work as well as responding appropriately when incidents occur. The Government and EHRC should work with companies to ensure the new statutory code of practice explains what taking 'all reasonable steps' means and gives employers confidence that they are meeting their responsibilities.”