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Free Sexual Harassment Toolkit From The Fawcett Society

The Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace toolkit is a free resource available to both employers and employees.

Published: 04 March 2022 | 3:03 PM Updated: 04 March 2022 | 4:22 PM
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In time for International Woman's Day on 8 March, the Fawcett Society has released its Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace toolkit, available for download here.

Toolkit

The aim of the resource is to help employers create workplaces where women are safe to report incidents of sexual harassment and support employers to respond appropriately – creating environments where sexual harassment does not happen in the first place, it also:

  • Supports employers to change workplace culture, put in place a sexual harassment policy, train employees, make it safe and easy to report and respond appropriately.
  • Is adaptable to suit organisations needs and allows employers to listen and feedback from employees.
  • Provides hard and soft tools to help employers change organisational culture and includes a range of resources, from a template policy, culture survey, internal communications posters and a guide to intersectionality.

For more information on the toolkit and its content, please visit the Fawcett Society page.

About the Fawcett Society

The Fawcett Society is the UKs leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights at work, at home and in public life. Its vision is a society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfil their potential creating a stronger, happier, better future for us all.

Find out more about the Fawcett Society here.

Additional resources

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) have also produced an implementation framework for union reps which you can view here. It covers five practical actions employers can take to help ensure that they are all taking all reasonable steps to tackle, prevent and respond to sexual harassment in their workplace.

Additionally The MU are here to offer support and guidance if you face sexual harassment, discrimination or abuse at work. There are a range of additional resources available via our Help Resources for Sexual Harassment page, available here.

Furthermore the MU has launched a Safe Space Scheme to provide a safe space for musicians to share instances of sexism, sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the music industry. For more information, and to report your experiences to Safe Space, please visit the page here.

Remember: If you are an employed or self-employed musician, regardless of which part of the industry you work in, you can talk to us. Please contact your Regional Office for advice and assistance. All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence and no action will be taken on your behalf without your prior consent.

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