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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued new technical guidance on harassment.

In January 2020 EHRC issued detailed guidance on Sexual harassment and harassment at work: technical guidance (EHRC website) .

It covers all protected characteristics, not just sex. EHRC also issued a letter to leading employers and industry groups on harassment.

Though not a statutory Code of Practice, the new guidance is more up-to-date than the Employment Code. Amongst other things, it considers recent case law on Employer liability for third-party harassment (eg harassment by a customer) and how an employer may be liable for not taking action against this, even after the 2018 Court of Appeal decision in Unite the Union v Nailard .

More: Harassment in the EqA.