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Sexual harassment to be tackled under new 12-point plan

The government is considering whether to introduce a new legal duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment at work as part of a package of measures to tackle inappropriate behaviour.

Its 12-point plan aims to protect workers from harassment by colleagues, bosses and third parties and places greater responsibility on employers to ensure such behaviour is stamped out.

The plan was developed in response to recommendations made by the Women and Equalities Committee in July. The committee found that there had been a “failure” to tackle inappropriate behaviour and the action taken by employers had been inconsistent.

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January 8, 2019

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