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Francesca Charlton and Kayleigh McKee write for People Management on the Worker Protection Act

From October 2024, employers will need to comply with a new duty to take ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent sexual harassment of employees.

This follows the passing of the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023. Under the Act, tribunals will have the power to increase compensation by up to 25 per cent if it finds that an employer has breached this duty. 

Francesca Charlton, Associate, and Kayleigh McKee, Trainee Solicitor, explain the implications of the legislation designed to protect employees from sexual harassment for People Management.

The article covers:

  • Watered-down provisions?
  • Impact of the changes 
  • What does this mean for employers?

Read the full article in People Management here

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