The Government has launched a survey to find out the extent of sexual harassment inside and outside work.
The Government Equalities Office has launched a survey on sexual harassment which it says will feed into government policy.
The survey – which the GEO says will go out to 12,200 people from every walk of life – aims to build a picture of how many people are affected, asking people about their experiences of sexual harassment inside and outside the workplace; where they experience harassment; and what forms of harassment they have experienced.
The survey is part of other government initiatives on sexual harassment at work, including a new statutory Code of Practice – a draft of which was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission this week – and a consultation on new plans to tackle harassment at work.
The initial consultation, which ended in October, asked for views on issues ranging from whether the three-month time limit for employment tribunal claims under the Equality Act 2010 should be extended and how best to ensure that employers take all steps they can to prevent harassment from happening to evidence for extending Equality Act 2010 workplace protections to volunteers and interns.
The GEO says nearly 5,000 people have replied and that the government will respond in the spring.