Sexual harassment and the law: guidance for employers

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Great Britain. Equality and Human Rights Commission
Equality & Human Rights Commission
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4 December 2017
People management: all aspects of managing people
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This is practical guidance for employers on sexual harassment in the workplace, including:

  • Definition and examples of what sexual harassment is.
  • Your responsibilities as an employer.
  • What a sexual harassment policy should include.
  • How to put the policy into practice.
  • How to handle sexual harassment complaints.
  • Criminal behaviour.

Sexual harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010.

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