Bosses told to be aware of staff harassment risk
COMPANY bosses need to question whether or not they really do understand what’s going on in their organisations after sexual harassment scandals, the UK Government’s business equality tsar has said.
Sir Philip Hampton – who co-authored a review of women in senior leadership positions – said allegations in Westminster and Hollywood had caused him to reflect on whether he was focusing on the right things.
He said: “These things were happening, and women did not feel able to raise them. They thought it would be an impediment to their careers if they were raised. And that’s a big concern, if often strongminded, highly intelligent, highly sophisticated women feel they can’t talk about these things.
“So my own expectation is all companies will have structures to make sure they get a grip of this.”