Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 2018

Confirmed to speak: 

  • Maria Tonks, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist (Chair)
  • Henicka Uddin, London Area Director, ACAS
  • Matthew Smith, Representative, EHRC
  • Emma Richardson, Director of WORKSPHERE, Lewis Silkin
  • Rachel Reeves, Counsel, Allen & Overy
  • Richard Miskella, Partner, Lewis Silkin
  • Debbie Epstein, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers


The Equality Act states that, as an employer, it is your duty to protect your employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to protect their employees, and are legally liable if they fail to do so. 

The recent EHRC report on ending sexual harassment at work has found that too many employers lack the necessary safeguards to prevent sexual harassment in their workplace. The statistics back up this finding, with 50% of British women and 20% of men having been sexually harassed at work, yet only 37% of these women, and 21% of men, are reporting it. 

Steps need to be taken to ensure that all employees are able to report instances of harassment, and plans must be put in place by employers to prevent harassment in the future.

Join Westminster Briefing on the 22 November 2018 for an update on the latest recommendations that have been made and to discuss how you can create a safe workplace for your employees.

Key issues to be addressed: 

  • The latest recommendations made by the Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Report
  • Increasing employer responsibility in ensuring their staff are safe
  • Educating staff on what behaviour is and isn’t appropriate in the workplace
  • Making sexual harassment a collective issue and removing the burden from individuals
  • Writing a clear sexual harassment policy and improving enforcement processes
  • Handling difficult conversations and developing effective means of response
  • Creating a supportive working environment and an atmosphere of trust between employers and employees 

About the day: 

The morning session will focus on how best to change the culture surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace and focus on how to improve the systems that are in place to protect your employees. 

The afternoon session will look at good practice in stamping out sexual harassment in the workplace and how to best support the victims both inside and outside of work. 

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.​​​

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in tackling sexual harassment in the workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions and representative groups.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com |
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:olivia.bishop@westminster-briefing.com

Thursday 22nd November 2018

11.00am - 3.45pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each
Charity Sector | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each
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