More needs to be done to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace

A REPORT has been published by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) calling on the government to take action in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace.

It claims that sexual harassment at work is widespread and that the government, regulators and employers are failing in their responsibility to tackle the issue. A BBC survey last year found that 40 per cent of women and 18 per cent of men have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace.

The report states that, while there is widespread knowledge about workplace sexual harassment, employers should have greater and clearer responsibilities for protecting workers and there is a lack of awareness among employers about the extent of the issue in their organisation.

The report can be found here