HR Director Dinner Series 2018: Sexual Harassment

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Eversheds Sutherland LLP,
One Wood Street, 85 Queen Victoria Street,
London, EC2V 7WS

This event will discuss what sexual harassment is, which employees are most at risk, why it remains so prevalent and what employers can do to tackle it and create an inclusive culture. We will share with attendees the research, best practice examples and recommendations, and then open the conversation up for a round table discussion under the Chatham House rule.

 
Business in the Community's HR Director Dinners are a series of events designed to provide a space for human resource leads to meet with peers, hear about the latest research into relevant issues and learn about best practice in order to help their organisations become leaders in developing more inclusive work environments and happier and healthier workplace cultures. This event is being hosted by Eversheds.
 
The campaign #MeToo, which started in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, has exposed the prevalence and extent of sexual harassment at work. The hashtag has been used more than 21 million times on Facebook and has opened up a discussion on the worrying realities that many women face at work. Our own research, Project 28-40 the largest ever UK study of women in work, showed that 52% of women had experienced sexual harassment.
 
Sexual harassment represents a high cost for both victims and business but many employers seem unable to address it. Indeed, 96% of organisations have bullying and harassment policies in place but four in five women do not report it to their employer (source: TUC). This shows that having policies in place is simply not good enough, a more supportive workplace culture is also needed. 
 
The evening's agenda
The evening will include a drinks reception, followed by a sit down dinner and a roundtable discussion under the Chatham House rule. The discussion will cover what sexual harassment is, which employees are most at risk, why it remains so prevalent and what employers can do to tackle it and create an inclusive culture. We will share with you the research, best practice examples and recommendations.
 
Audience
This event is designed to benefit HR Directors/Chief HR officers/Personnel Directors/Chief People Officers and is free for members of Business in the Community.
 
How to book
Book your place at this HR Director Dinner by contacting Chelsie Riley, Leadership Engagement Co-ordinator

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