The Worker Protection Bill will become law
We’re thrilled to share that the Worker Protection Bill has passed its final stage in the House of Commons, making it law by year-end. This crucial legislation ensures safer workplaces, addressing sexual harassment concerns. Learn more about the preventative duty, enforcement measures, and how Fawcett, along with Wera Hobhouse MP and the This Is Not Working Alliance, played a pivotal role in this achievement. Join the movement for change and help us build a better future for women and girls.
Learn more about this milestone: Read Fawcett’s full statement.
What is the Worker Protection Bill?
This new law establishes a ‘preventative duty,’ requiring employers to prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces. It emphasises clear policies, training, and impartial investigations into reported harassment. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will enforce this duty, and individuals can seek recourse at employment tribunals.
Find out more about the bill’s details and implications: Learn more.
|Progress like this takes time. Here’s just some of what Fawcett’s been doing in recent years to bring us closer to today’s milestone and make our workplaces safer for everybody.|
✅ Read our landmark 2018 Sex Discrimination Law Review, which includes an examination of the issue of workplace sexual harassment
✅ Read our 2021 report Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, which outlines how we need to rethink our approach to prevention of sexual harassment
✅ Download the Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Employer Toolkit, a free resource supporting employers to change the culture in their own workplaces
✅ Read more about our plans to make workplaces that work for women in the lead-up to 2024’s general election.