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Here's How You Can Prepare Your Business For #MeToo In 2019

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In the past year, the issue of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace has demanded attention and reform via the #MeToo campaign. Between various high-profile cases and the surge of reports from employees across industries, sexual harassment is a concern that your business needs to take seriously. Indeed, recent research revealed nearly 50 per cent of British women and 20 per cent of men have been sexually harassed at work. Follow these tips to protect your employees:

  • Require training— Consider having your organisation’s HR department offer both in-person and online training courses on sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Take reports seriously — Victims of sexual harassment are often unwilling to speak up because they fear their report won’t be taken seriously. Be sure to establish a workplace culture that encourages victims to come forward and provides helpful resources.

In addition to making workplace changes, provide your business with ultimate peace of mind by purchasing employment practices liability cover. 

For more information, contact ICB Group today.

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