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EHRC calls for new law to prevent sexual harassment at work

In its report on sexual harassment in the workplace, the EHRC recommends, amongst other things,

"The UK Government should:

• Introduce a mandatory duty on employers to take reasonable steps to protect workers from harassment and victimisation in the workplace.

• Breach of the mandatory duty should constitute an unlawful act for the purposes of the Equality Act 2006, which would be enforceable by the Commission."