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MPs slam U.K. attitude to workplace sexual harassment

Neil Hodge | July 30, 2018

Employers, regulators, and the U.K. government are not doing enough to tackle “widespread” instances of sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a Members of Parliament committee.

report released by Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee following a six-month inquiry has found that sexual harassment at work is commonplace because companies and regulators have ignored their responsibilities and failed to tackle unlawful behaviours, despite the government’s obligations under international law.

The committee also found that legal protections are often not available to workers, that problems are often dismissed lightly, and that complaints are either not investigated or are...

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