Legal briefing: sexual harassment at work

UNISON’s legal team looks at current attempts, through the Worker Protection Bill, to strengthen legal safeguards against workplace harassment, including sexual harassment

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Women back call to build campaign against sexual harassment

Delegates hear that, after promising last July to introduce protections against harassment in the workplace, there has been no progress from the UK government

Ministers need to get tough with employers over sexual harassment, says UNISON  

Christina McAnea will tell national women’s conference that new laws needed to tackle bosses who don’t protect staff

Red stop sign with the word violence on it

UNISON welcomes government pledge to end violence at work

ILO convention says no one should be in fear of physical, physiological or sexual violence from just going about their daily work

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UNISON welcomes new law to prevent sexual harassment at work

Government set to introduce mandatory duty on employers to protect staff by introducing explicit protections from third-party harassment

Majority of nursing staff have experienced sexual harassment at work, survey shows

Employers must do more to protect staff

Going beyond the law: sexual harassment guidance launched

‘Sexual harassment is against the law, but the law doesn’t stop it happening‘

Women members set to sort it out

The UK’s biggest women’s conference convenes in Bournemouth with a packed agenda

Christmas and sexual harassment – the dark side of the office party

What should be a celebration with colleagues can too often turn into an ordeal of innuendo, harassment and even assault

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Christmas and sexual harassment – stories from the dark side of the office party

What should be a celebration with colleagues can too often turn into an ordeal of innuendo, harassment and even assault

Speaking out about sexual harassment

“People are often coerced into signing NDAs without realising that this may prevent them from talking about sexual harassment”

Standing against sexual harassment

UNISON publicly responds to government consultation on workplace sexual harassment

Fighting sexual harassment and standing up for disabled workers

The final debates at national conference witnessed passionate debates on sexual harassment in the workplace and raising the profile of disabled members

Health staff are suffering serious sexual harassment at work

Survey reveals sexual harassment in the NHS.

Union is key in fighting sexual harassment

Debates suggest a range of approaches to tackling the problem, including education for employers and promoting a scheme to help women if they’re feeling unsafe