FRU gives evidence to the Women & Equalities Select Committee

Following on from our recent submission to the enquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace, FRU Principal Legal Officer Michael Reed was invited to give evidence to a committee hearing on 6th June.

The session focused on the law relating to sexual harassment in the workplace and the effectiveness of routes to redress including tribunals and mediation.

Michael gave evidence on:

·         the Equality Act and other provisions and protections relating to sexual harassment, including third-party harassment

·         barriers to bringing a claim at tribunal

·         the extent to which the tribunal system meets the needs of those bringing claims involving sexual harassment and ways in which it might be improved

·         the role of mediation in dealing with reports of sexual harassment in the workplace.

You can watch Michael’s evidence here: