Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 

26th February 2020 | Central london

The Equality Act states that employers have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to protect their employees from sexual harassment, and are legally liable if they fail to do so. 

However, in 2018 the Equality and Human Rights Commission 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. 

Join us at our ‘Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace’ event to gain the skills and insight to stamp out sexual harassment in your organisation.


Key Speakers: 

  • Sian Elliott, Womens Equality Policy Officer, TUC
  • Paula Rome, Partner, Julian Taylor Solicitors
  • Quinn Roache, Equality and Diversity Specialist, TUC


Why attend? 

  • Learn how to implement preventative policies into your workplace
  • Bring new, innovative ideas back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in sexual harassment
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues


Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

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


Dates and Locations

Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace | Central London | 10th December 2019

10% early bird discount until 27th September 2019

 Register now 


For registration queries please contact:

Ivana Picone

0207 593 5739





Chair's opening remarks 


Establishing clear boundaries: an employers guide to their legal obligations

  • Defining sexual harassment in an employment context
  • Understanding your legal responsibilities as an employer 
  • Updating outdated harassment policies
  • Establishing clear and effective grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • The challenges surrounding the tribunal system and the suggested next steps to increase effectiveness 

Paula Rome, Partner, Julian Taylor Solicitors


Networking break


Keynote: Recent findings concerning the sexual harassment of members of the LGBT community in the workplace 

Quinn Roache, Equality and Diversity Specialist, TUC


Changing attitudes & cultures: developing an organisation wide response

  • Harnessing communication: ensuring that a zero-tolerance policy is clear to all staff and reinforced at all stages of employment
  • Providing mandatory sexual harassment training and keeping individual staff training up to date throughout their time of employment
  • Empowering victims: ensuring incident reporting can be done anonymously and with confidence
  • Fulfilling your pastoral duties: ensuring your organisation has sufficient aftercare initiatives in place for victims 


Networking lunch


Exploring best practice: implementing effective initiatives in your organisation  

  • Writing and communicating an incontrovertible sexual harassment policy
  • Creating support initiatives for victims and ensuring they can be accessed discreetly
  • Managing difficult conversations: taking concerns seriously and responding sensitively 
  • Ensuring that line managers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and training to stamp out sexual harassment
  • Preparing for the future: how to monitor sexual harassment online
  • Building a culture of prevention: ensuring protection is in place from the outset

Sian Elliott, Women's Policy Office, Trade Union Congress


Chair's closing remarks 


Event end