The government has published its response to its consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace, which closed in October 2019. When parliamentary time allows, the government will legislate to introduce a new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and introduce explicit protections for harassment from third parties such as customers and clients.

We've set out a summary of the key takeaways from the government's response in our post below. It's certainly something for employers to keep an eye on as further details and developments on the proposed legislative changes are likely to be published in the coming months.