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Employers questioned on sexual harassment in the workplace

23 May 2018

The Women and Equalities Committee questions employers as part of its inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace.

What we will cover

The session will focus on:

  • leadership and action by employers to assess the risk and prevalence of sexual harassment in their workplace and action taken to prevent it
  • the role of regulators in overseeing employer actions to tackle sexual harassment
  • how culture change can be achieved
  • overcoming barriers to reporting
  • employer policies and practices to ensure that reports are dealt with appropriately


Wednesday 23 May 2018, Committee room 8, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.10am

  • Jean Ashton, Director of Business Services and CPS Gender Champion, Crown Prosecution Service
  • Clare Conaghan, Executive Director of Human Resources, Save the Children
  • Andrew Kean, Deputy Director, Civil Service Employee Policy
  • Sue Owen, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Champion
  • Julian Williams, Chief Constable of Gwent Police and National Lead for Professional Ethics, National Police Chiefs Council

At approximately 11am

  • Megan Butler, Executive Director of Investment, Wholesale and Specialist Supervision, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Lorna Fitzjohn, Regional Director for the West Midlands, Ofsted
  • Dr Henrietta Hughes, National Guardian for the National Health Service
  • Philip White, Head of Operational Strategy, Health and Safety Executive

Further information

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