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Sexual Harassment

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the legislation on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Government strongly condemns sexual harassment in the workplace, and is committed to seeing it end.

The UK has some of the strongest workplace protections in the world. These include explicit protections against sexual harassment in the workplace under the Equality Act 2010, and the Government will be consulting this summer on whether these should be further strengthened.

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