Tuesday 27 March 2018 / 12:02 PM Dawn Butler / Women and Equalities

The Government must take action to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace – Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Minister, commenting on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s recommendations on tackling sexual harassment in the workplace, said:

“Labour welcomes the EHRC’s recommendations to protect employees from sexual harassment at work. Its call for the Government to prevent employers from using non-disclosure agreements is essential to ensuring greater transparency and access to justice.

“We join them in demanding the Government restore vital protections that were scrapped by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition. Labour has long called on the Government to reinstate Section 40 of the Equality Act 2010 to protect employees against third party harassment but they still refuse to act.

“The Government’s inaction on this issue is shocking. It must finally commit to taking action to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace.”