Duty to prevent sexual harassment of employees

Implementation date: 26 October 2024

The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 provides for a positive duty on employers to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment of their employees in the course of their employment.

The Act received Royal Assent on 26 October 2023 but will not come into force until one year after that date. 

Following amendments to the original Bill, the Act does not introduce employer liability for third-party harassment of employees.