Employment news

Workplace harassment survey to inform new statutory code of practice

The Government Equalities Office has announced plans to undertake the largest survey ever of workplace sexual harassment. It hopes to build a picture of how many people are affected by harassment by asking about their experiences both in and outside of work, and hopes as a result to to work with businesses to “stamp out” sexual harassment

The results of the survey are expected to be published in April or May 2020, and will inform a new statutory code of practice. The survey is part of a package of commitments by the Equalities Office to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, which includes the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) recently published Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work – Technical Guidance.