By Paula Rome

Those who attended our national seminars may well remember that we carried out a survey as to the effect of #metoo in workplaces. Of the 201 people who answered the survey, 17% said they had been impacted by the effects of #metoo, with 83% saying they hadn’t noticed any increase in sexual harassment claims.

Of those who had seen an increase in activity:
– Of the 34 businesses who said they had noticed an increase in grievances alleging sexual harassment, 29 of those said the majority were made by women and only 9% of those have escalated to a Tribunal claim;
– The sectors and industries affected included construction and engineering, education, retail, local authorities, private sector, hospitality, sales, consultancy and finance;
– Where there have been issues 53% of employers have taken steps to prevent more issues;