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EQUALITY ACT: How to prevent employee sexual harassment

01 December 2017  

Following the stream of high-profile allegations in the media, Keely Rushmore gives her tips on how to avoid sexual harassment claims and manage any complaints raised by employees

The issue of sexual harassment has recently exploded in the media, with serious allegations being made against household names, including the film producer Harvey Weinstein and actors Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and Ben Affleck. The scandal is spreading to the political arena, with allegations made against George HW Bush and Bill Clinton. Closer to home, countless claims of sexual harassment are emerging from within Westminster. Sir Michael Fallon resigned as defence secretary after admitting his behaviour had ‘fallen below the high standards required’ in the role; a string of Labour politicians have had allegations made against them; and Carl Sargeant, a Welsh cabinet minister, committed suicide just days after being sacked following allegations of ‘unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping’.

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