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To: Liz Truss MP, Minister for Women and Equalities

End sexual harassment at work

A victory for union campaigning!

Government’s consultation on sexual harassment published by the Government Equalities Office on 21 July 2021 sets out government proposals to stamp out sexual harassment at work. Find out more: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/government-policy-change-sexual-harassment-victory-union-campaigning

We demand that the government brings a new law to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace before it happens.

Sign the petition and demand the government to take immediate action. #ThisIsNotWorking.

Why is this important?

Sexual harassment has no place in the workplace. But every day, people across the UK are sexually harassed at work. 1 in 2 women have been sexually harassed at work. 2 in 3 LGBT workers have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace - that's 68%.

Currently, there is no legal duty on employers to take proactive action to prevent this from happening.

We're demanding a new, easily enforceable legal duty requiring employers to take all reasonable steps to protect workers from sexual harassment and victimisation.

Our laws rely on individuals reporting but #ThisIsNotWorking. The onus is on the victim to report - which can be isolating, confusing and potentially traumatic. Four out of five don’t feel able to report sexual harassment to their employer.

It should not be down to the individual to prevent and manage their harassment alone.

Tell the government to act now and change the law.

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Reasons for signing

  • Nobody should have to face harassment of any sort. Work should be a safe environment for all. Not enough is being done by companies or the government to address this issue.
  • Turning up to work every day should not mean anyone should suffer sexual harassment, discrimination, intimidation in any job at any time. The culture of victim blaming needs to end.
  • I have been verbally abused at work by a member of the public who thought he could bully me! No more, police didn’t do anything

Updates

2021-07-22 08:23:26 +0100

Petition is successful with 12,621 signatures

2019-07-01 08:59:16 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-06-26 15:46:59 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-06-26 10:21:36 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-06-26 09:31:16 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-06-24 17:51:54 +0100

For more information on this campaign visit https://www.tuc.org.uk/ThisIsNotWorking

2019-06-24 15:32:09 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-06-24 12:58:00 +0100

50 signatures reached