I’m hopeful we are seeing a step change in attitudes to sexism in the workplace, but we need to work together to stamp this outIn workplaces up and down the UK, including the Houses of Parliament, people are rejecting the idea that those in positions of power can sexually harass – or even assault – with impunity.
It’s inspiring to see so many women (and many men) speaking out and demanding better treatment. Because we’re not talking about a few bad apples here. TUC research suggests that more than half of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. This is a vast, systemic problem whose implications can be felt in every area of our society. It goes far beyond specific industries, businesses or political parties.
The government has been chipping away at hard-won rights … for example, repealing section 40 of the Equality Act 2010.