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UPCOMING WEBINAR

Practical Pointers for Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

 

📅 Thursday 30th May, 10:30am 

As well as providing you with an understanding of the various forms of sexual harassment and ways to deal with this issue if it arises, this webinar will focus on the proactive and practical steps that you can take to prevent it in the first place.

Whether you're a people manager, HR manager, or a business owner, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to ensure that you can meet the new requirements that will come into effect this October.

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About the webinar

A study by the Government Equalities Office in 2020 highlighted the fact that 29% of the UK working population had experienced some form of sexual harassment in their workplace or work-related environment in the previous 12 months and that men were almost as likely to experience this as women (27% and 30% respectively). It has been established in this and more recent surveys that many people who experience sexual harassment do not report it either for fear of retaliation or retribution or because they do not believe that anything will be done about it.

High-profile cases in the media and the #MeToo movement have brought this issue to the forefront of public attention. As part of continuing attempts to address this, a new piece of legislation - the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 - is being implemented in October 2024. It will introduce a new duty for employers in England, Scotland and Wales to take reasonable steps to prevent the sexual harassment of employees and workers in the course of their employment - but what does this mean in practice?

Join us in our next webinar, as we provide you with insights and practical pointers on ways to prevent sexual harassment and promote a safe, supportive and inclusive working environment.

1

Learn the definition of sexual harassment. Discover the various forms it can take to recognise and address it.

2

Understand strategies and best practices for effective response. This includes conducting full and fair investigations and dealing with conflicting accounts.

3

Learn about the new duty for employers to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment and the risks of non-compliance.

4

Gain an overview of the actions that you can take within your business to prevent sexual harassment from occurring and to demonstrate compliance with the new duty.