Workplace Report February 2023

Health & safety news

Redbridge Council issues fine for sexual harassment

Redbridge Council has become the first London local authority to issue a fixed penalty notice to a man for harassing a woman in the street. It used a public space protection order to enforce against catcalling and harassment. The offender will have to pay a £100 fine or go to court and face a potential prison sentence.

A TUC Women’s Conference motion to the 2022 annual TUC Congress made clear that “the only way women can be fully protected from sexual harassment is to make it a criminal offence, both at work and outside of work”.