Following revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s abusive behaviour, many supporters of #MeToo now claim that sexual harassment in the workplace is widespread. In response, bosses in all areas of work have been pressured to do something to make the workplace safer for women. But is there really a problem with sexual harassment at work? With one in five people meeting their romantic partner at work, what kind of effect will these new protective policies have on relationships between men and women?
Filmed at the Battle of Ideas 2018, the speakers are: Deborah Annetts, chief executive, Incorporated Society of Musicians; employment lawyer, specialising in sexual harassment and discrimination law; leader, ISM’s Dignity at Work campaign, Jim Butcher, reader in geography, Canterbury Christ Church University; co-author, Volunteer Tourism: the lifestyle politics of international development, Becky Holloway, programme director, Jericho Chambers and Shelagh McNerney, senior manager, built environment and construction sector. The chair is Ella Whelan, journalist and frequent commentator on TV and radio; author, What Women Want.