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#MeToo campaign prompts employers to reopen harassment cases

#MeToo campaign prompts employers to reopen harassment cases

More than 10 per cent of British employers have reopened closed sexual harassment investigations in light of the #MeToo campaign, lawyers claim.

A quarter have introduced more stringent investigative procedures and updated their methods for gathering evidence.

A survey of British businesses found that the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment had had a significant impact. Researchers commissioned by GQ Littler, the transatlantic specialist employment law firm, found that 13 per cent of employers had reopened past sexual harassment investigations and 18 per cent had scrapped certain work-related social outings. They had introduced strict limits on alcohol consumption by employees at those events.

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