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CIPD Guide: Sexual harassment in the workplace


Practical support around key areas to tackle sexual harassment and bullying at work 

Sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, legislation has been a firm part of equalities law in the UK for several decades. Therefore, it's disappointing and worrying that 2016 TUC research shows more than half of women overall, and nearly two-thirds of women aged 18-24 years old, have experienced sexual harassment at work. However, these findings show that regulation alone - although very important in setting standards and providing a route for individuals to bring a claim for harassment - is not enough to stamp out discriminatory attitudes and behaviour towards women in the workplace. 

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