45% of women have experienced sexual harassment at work, according to a 2022 survey by the STUC Women’s Committee, and 27% of men according to statistics from the Government Equalities Office. Besides this, 85% of women surveyed said their report as not taken seriously and dealt with appropriately by their employer. Claire Barnett, executive director of UN Women UK, said the prevalence of sexual harassment in the UK is “a human rights crisis” that needs addressing immediately. Right now, the hospitality sector is coming under considerable scrutiny by EHRC as the Commission secures legally binding pledges from large employers to protect staff.
How can employers ensure their workplace protects people from harassment and staff receive dignity and respect in the workplace? And if a case is reported, how can employers appropriately manage the situation and ensure the right process is followed? Join our webinar with Michelle Hobson, HR Services Director, to learn more.