The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill received Royal Assent on 26 October, becoming the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023.
It will come into force one year after the day on which it was passed.
The Act will amend the Equality Act 2010 to:
- Introduce a duty on employers to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment of their employees.
- Give employment tribunals the power to uplift sexual harassment compensation by up to 25% where an employer is found to have breached the new duty to prevent sexual harassment.