Sexual harassment in the British workplace

Policy paper discussing whether the ongoing debate around high profile incidents of sexual harassment has changed what's going on in British workplaces.


Sexual harassment in the British workplace: we all know it's wrong, so why is it so difficult to stop?


This policy paper is based on data from a 2018 YouGov survey commissioned by Acas.

The paper was written by Simone Cheng and Adrian Wakeling from the Acas Workplace Policy team. Views are the authors' own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Acas Council.

This is not intended as guidance from Acas about how to apply the law in relation to sexual harassment nor as an endorsement by Acas of practices to be adopted in the workplace.

Published 1 November 2018