Research & Policy Briefings Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 1 October 2019 In this briefing you will find: The Fawcett Society's summary of key recommendations on tackling sexual harassment in the workplace Highlights from our open call for evidence to hear from individuals who had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace The Fawcett Society's detailed response to each question laid out in the Government's consultation, including context on our long-standing campaign work to tackle this issue Read the full consultation response here The Fawcett Society has long called for the need to introduce a new requirement on employers to take steps to prevent all forms of discrimination and harassment in their workplaces, and to set out those steps publicly. In January 2018 we published our landmark Sex Discrimination Law Review into whether equality law in the UK is fit for purpose. This review called for vital legal changes, including the introduction of a new requirement on employers to take steps to prevent discrimination and harassment in their workplaces. This was followed by recommendations made by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Women and Equalities Select Committee, supporting the call for a mandatory duty on employers which would require employers to take reasonable steps to protect employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. We are therefore pleased to see the Government remains committed to ensuring sexual harassment laws in the workplace are strengthened. In the lead-up to this consultation we put out an open call for evidence to hear from individuals who had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. These responses have helped to shape our submission to this consultation. Our work would not be possible without our members. Support our campaigning to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace by becoming a Fawcett Society member today.