Magic circle firms warned over implications of failure to tackle sexual harassment

Firms face legal action if Equality and Human Rights Commission uncovers evidence of systemic failures

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to all five magic circle firms to warn that it could take legal action if they fail to take appropriate action to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.

The EHRC is sending out letters today (4 December) to Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May – along with a range of other leading employers, including FTSE 100 companies – to request evidence of how they are tackling the problem of sexual harassment.

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