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Experts questioned on sexual harassment in the workplace

24 January 2018

Women and Equalities Committee continues its work on sexual harassment. The Committee announces a one-off evidence session on sexual harassment in the workplace.

The Women and Equalities Committee is to consider the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, including who is most likely to experience it, how cases are handled, and the protections available under the law.

 The Committee will want to understand:

  • Groups most at risk of sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Employer responses to reports of sexual harassment
  • Actions that employers can take to tackle sexual harassment
  • Formal and informal resolution
  • The adequacy of the law in this area
  • Guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Witnesses

Wednesday 31 January 2018

At 10.30am

  • Neil Carberry, Managing Director of People and Infrastructure at CBI
  • Clare Murray, Managing Partner, CM Murray LLP
  • Christine Payne, General Secretary, Equity
  • Ksenia Zheltoukhova, Head of Research, CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)

The evidence gathered will inform the Committee's work in this area.

The Committee launched an inquiry into Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places earlier this month, which is currently accepting written evidence submissions and is expected to report later this year.

Further information

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