The Equality Act 2010 is supposed to protect all workers from sexual harassment. However, the TUC have published alarming figures of sexual harassment experienced by women and LGBT+ workers proving current laws are ineffective.
Because the onus is on the victim to raise a complaint, many suffer in silence or ultimately leave their job rather than confront their harasser.
Moreover, 25% of LGBT+ victims did not speak up because it would mean outing themselves, creating more problems for them in hostile and homophobic workplaces.
Napo backs the TUC’s #thisisnotworking campaign which seeks to shift the burden from the victim to the employer by calling on government to:
The campaign also advocates a return to Third Party Harassment provisions that meant employers also have a duty to protect staff from customers, service users and contractors etc as well as other employees.
Please show your support for this campaign by signing the petition
Napo National Official