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TUC: Government must change the law to protect people from sexual harassment

Commenting on the Women and Equalities Committee report on non-disclosure agreements published today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“More than half of women in the UK have been sexually harassed at work. Sexual harassment has a huge impact on women’s careers and lives so the Committee is right to call for radical change.  

“Small tweaks to non-disclosure agreements won’t cut it. The government must change the law to put the responsibility for preventing harassment on employers, not victims. This would shift the burden of tackling sexual harassment away from the victims. And it would help end toxic workplace cultures that silence those who’ve been harassed.

“Anyone experiencing sexual harassment at work should join a union to make sure they are protected and respected at work.”

Editors note

  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. 


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Original article link: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/government-must-change-law-protect-people-sexual-harassment-says-tuc

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