Employment news

Legal advice line launched to support sexual harassment victims

A new legal advice line, supported by a group of women’s charities and by the actress Emma Watson, has been launched as a response to the increased scale of complaints of sexual harassment and is intended to help women hold their employer and harasser to account.

Senior legal officer Deeba Syed said that the advice line’s purpose was to empower women to exercise their legal rights in the workplace. “By advising women about their legal options and increasing their understanding of equalities and discrimination law, we will be able to help them make informed choices about next steps, including how to navigate the legal system with confidence”.