Sexual harassment in the British workplace: we all know it’s wrong, so why is it so difficult to stop?

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Document type
Report
Author(s)
Cheng, Simone; Wakeling, Adrian
Publisher
ACAS
Date of publication
1 November 2018
Series
Policy discussion papers
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people, Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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It’s been a year since the allegations involving Harvey Weinstein revived the #MeToo movement. In this year the reporting of high-profile incidents of sexual harassment has been almost relentless. But has the ongoing debate changed what’s going on in British workplaces?

In September 2018, Acas commissioned a YouGov poll to find out if the media outcry has begun to shift organisational culture and if good words are translating into effective action. The results raise some interesting questions.

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