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Support the Campaign to Prevent Sexual Harassment at Work

The MU has joined forces with the TUC and an alliance of trade unions and women’s rights organisations to prevent sexual harassment at work.

Published: 26 June 2019 | 12:00 AM Updated: 21 July 2021 | 4:47 PM
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Sexual harassment has no place in the workplace, but every day, people across the UK are sexually harassed at work.

Our laws rely on individuals reporting their harassment but four in five feel unable to tell their employer.

#ThisIsNotWorking

It should not be down to the individual to prevent and manage their harassment alone.

We need the government to strengthen the law to prevent sexual harassment at work before it happens.

A legal duty

We're demanding a new, easily enforceable legal duty, requiring employers to take all reasonable steps to protect workers from sexual harassment and victimisation.

Join our call for the government to take immediate action.

Sign the petition now

That’s not all

Alongside the duty, the MU will be calling for more protections for musicians and freelance workers.

We’ve heard so many stories of performers being harassed and engagers not taking it seriously at all. We’ve heard so many musicians tell us that, as freelancers, they are afraid to speak out in case it affects future work. The system is not working.

Very soon, the government will be announcing a consultation on preventing sexual harassment at work. We will be calling for legislation that truly protects all workers from sexual harassment at work wherever they meet it, whoever their employers or engager are, whatever their type of employment. MU members should keep an eye out on their inbox for more information from us.

What next?

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If you’re not an MU member, you can sign up as an MU Supporter for free to hear more about this, and other MU campaigns.

If you face sexual harassment at work

No-one should experience or fear sexual harassment, abuse, bullying or discrimination at work.

If you have, whatever your role in the music industry, you can report it in confidence at safespace@theMU.org. We are listening.

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