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VS responds to the TUC survey on sexual harassment at work

10 August 2016

Lucy Hastings, Director at independent charity Victim Support, said:

“Sexual harassment at work is unacceptable - the workplace should be a safe space. If someone does experience sexual assault or harassment at work, they should feel confident that they will be given the help and support they need and taken seriously if they choose to report what’s happened. Employers need to step up to the challenge by ensuring they have processes and procedures in place to respond robustly and appropriately to unwanted behaviour.

“We know from supporting thousands of victims of sexual crimes every year that they can have devastating and long lasting impact on people’s lives. Whether or not a crime has been reported, Victim Support can help, regardless of how minor an incident might seem.”

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