Farore Law has submitted its own response to the UK’s Government’s Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (available for download from this post). The Consultation seeks to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective.Read More
Rights of Women have launched a new helpline for women who have experienced sexual harassment at work. Legal advice will be provided on a number of issues, including identifying sexual harassment, how to bring a claim against your employer, Employment Tribunal procedures, and non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”).
The helpline was inspired by the #MeToo movement, and is funded by TIME’S UP UK’s Justice and Equality Fund. Emma Watson, who launched the helpline, said it was “completely staggering” that the free helpline for women in England and Wales was the only service of its type. “Understanding what your rights are, how you can assert them and the choices you have if you’ve experienced harassment is such a vital part of creating safe workplaces for everyone, and this advice line is such a huge development in ensuring that all women are supported, wherever we work.“Read More
Suzanne McKie QC was featured in the Employment Solicitor’s article ‘Is it OK to hug at work?’. Suzanne’s view is that we should not be grieving about loss of physicality in the workplace. The article is available here.