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The duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace – what you need to know

The new mandatory duty on employers to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment of their employees is fast-approaching.

From October 2024, the provisions of the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act) Act 2023 will come into force, placing an obligation on employers to take ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. A failure to comply, or be able to demonstrate compliance, will increase the risk of sexual harassment claims and could increase their value by up to 25%. The new legislation requires employers to proactively take steps to ensure the safety of their employees.

In this bitesize webinar we will provide you with a concise overview of the new employer duty, covering key questions such as:

• What is meant by the term “reasonable steps”?
• How will the new duty be enforced?
• What (if anything) should we be doing now?

With practical suggestions to help you prepare and ensure your policies and working practices will be effective, this is an essential webinar for all employers, HR professionals and internal counsel.

This free webinar is live but will also be recorded, with a copy sent to registered attendees after the event.

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2024 

Time: 10-10:45am (including Q&A)

Where: On your laptop, phone or tablet (live webinar)

Presenters: Emma Ferdinando (Associate) and Victoria Ounsworth (Solicitor)

Register here.