Responding to a report on sexual harassment published by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“This report echoes the TUC’s research. We found that more than half of women had experienced sexual harassment at work, but only one in five reported it. The impact of sexual harassment can be devastating and long-lasting.
“Employers and government must take the practical steps set out by both the EHRC and the TUC to stamp out sexual harassment.
“The EHRC also highlight the role union reps have in supporting workers. If you have experienced sexual harassment, join a union today.”
- TUC research on sexual harassment is available at: www.tuc.org.uk/research-analysis/reports/still-just-bit-banter
- For more information about the EHRC report please visit: www.equalityhumanrights.com/en
- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 49 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.
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