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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Harassment: Employment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making an employer legally liable if they fail to protect their staff from sexual harassment at work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 269629 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>Under the existing law employers are already liable for harassment carried out by their employees at work, unless they have taken ‘all reasonable steps’ to prevent it. A duty on employers to prevent harassment would not therefore change the legal responsibility of employers to take steps to prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces.</p><p>However, following a recommendation by the Women and Equalities Select Committee for an explicit duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, the Government launched a consultation this month which will explore the evidence for introducing such a duty.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T16:29:27.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T16:29:27.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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308
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126966
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Harassment: Employment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Government response to the Seventh Report of the Women and Equalities Committee, Sexual harassment in the workplace HC1801, when she plans to launch the public consultations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 254853 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government will launch a consultation shortly covering:</p><ul><li>the evidence for introducing a new duty on employers to prevent harassment;</li><li>extending the protections of the Equality Act to volunteers and interns;</li><li>strengthening and clarifying the laws in relation to third party harassment;</li><li>the evidence for changing employment tribunal time limits for Equality Act 2010 cases.</li></ul><p>The Government consultation on tackling the misuse of confidentiality clauses in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination closed on 29 April and we are now considering the responses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T10:44:33.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T10:44:33.46Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Harassment: Employment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps the Government is taking to tackle sexual harassment at work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
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Helen Whately more like this
star this property uin 909070 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government strongly condemns sexual harassment in the workplace, and is committed to seeing it end.</p><p> </p><p>We will consult this summer to ensure legal protections against workplace harassment are robust, and we are working with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on a new code of practice to ensure that employers are clear on their responsibilities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T16:04:58.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T16:04:58.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Harassment: Employment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when the Government plans to publish its response to the recommendations made by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in its report entitled Turning the Tables: Ending Sexual Harassment at Work, published in March 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 136924 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission is an independent public authority and Government does not routinely respond to its reports. However, we welcome the work it has done on sexual harassment in its March 2018 report as a contribution to the current inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace by the Women and Equalities Select Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-05-02T10:50:50.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T10:50:50.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this