No, we don’t need new UK workplace sexual harassment laws | Employment Law Blog

Kingsley Napley employment partner Juliet Carp explains why not. When something goes wrong there is often a clamour for new law. Sometimes that will help, but that does rather depend on what the problem is. The recent outcry over revelations of sexual harassment has largely come about because people chose to do things they should not have done, not because the law failed to tell them they were wrong to do them.  There is some confusion over ‘harassment’ terminology but, at root, our current workplace equality laws are good laws. The problem rests…