Matthew Pinto-Chilcott, Owner of Consensus HR comments: “It would seem every day I come into work at the moment there is an article on an area of the Equality Act 2010 and the past two days, sexual harassment. Companies need to ensure that all members of their team are given the relevant development in Equaity within the workplace as everyone must now understand that actions of the past are rightfully now not accepted. Many businesses will be rightfully having to pay out unlimited financial penalties for such behaviours.”
Inquiry uncovers years of sexual harassment at transport union
An inquiry has concluded that women working at the TSSA transport union were subjected to sexual harassment and coercive and manipulative behaviour over many years. The report, led by Baroness Helena Kennedy KC, has urged sweeping changes to restore the union’s reputation and protect that of the broader trade union movement, and called for a tight-knit group of four senior figures to leave the organisation, saying they had “enabled [sexist] behaviours through wilful blindness, power hoarding and poor practices.” Kennedy wrote: “There appears to be a failing in leadership and a failing in culture. [The TSSA’s] finances, I understand, are in a poor state and its membership has declined. I conclude that the internal leadership at the TSSA is not fit for purpose.” The TSSA said it accepted all the report’s recommendations.
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