25 July 2018

  |  CBI Press Team

Update

"Businesses are committed to stamping out sexual harassment"

We've responded to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee report into sexual harassment in the workplace

Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said:

“Businesses are committed to stamping out sexual harassment and take the welfare of their employees very seriously. 

"Sexual harassment, wherever it takes place, is illegal and totally unacceptable – not least in your place of work.  Yet alarmingly it continues to affect too many people and the Committee has placed some welcome recommendations on the table to help tackle this. 

“Firms understand they have a duty of care and are actively building inclusive workplaces where everyone feels safe, supported and able to challenge unacceptable behaviour.

“Government and businesses must work together to ensure that everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities and that the existing law is robustly enforced.”