The Fawcett Society has long campaigned for stronger legislation against sexual harassment in the workplace. We are calling for evidence from the public to feed into our campaign.

Complete the call for evidence here now.

How does the law define sexual harassment?

The law defines sexual harassment in the workplace as unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which violates your dignity, creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. This can happen in a number of ways, including:

  • Written or verbal comments of a sexual nature
  • Comments about your appearance, questions about your sex life or offensive jokes
  • Displaying pornographic or explicit images
  • Emails with content of a sexual nature
  • Unwanted physical contact or touching
  • Sexual assault 

What is the Government planning? 

This summer the Government will be consulting on how to strengthen the laws in relation to sexual harassment at work and whether employers should have legal responsibility to prevent harassment at work. Further information can be found here. The Fawcett Society have been campaigning for the Government to strengthen sexual harassment laws and we want to hear your views on the Government’s proposals.

This call for evidence should only take about 10 minutes to respond to, depending on how much you have to tell us. We want to collect your experiences and ideas to help us respond to the Government’s consultation later this summer.

Complete the call for evidence here