Consultancy Half of UK workplaces have no measures to deal with abuse

After the #MeToo movement brought conversations on sexual misconduct to the forefront of the entertainment industry, all other aspects of business swiftly followed. The professional services sector is no exception, and as it attempts to shed its 'old boys club' reputation, even the Big Four recently revealed that they had fired a number of Partners over inappropriate behaviour in the last two years.

At the end of 2017, the world was rocked by allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, with serious accusations being levelled at well-known senior figures across multiple industries. The “#MeToo” movement followed soon after the allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein emerged, though its effects have been far more wide-reaching than the Hollywood bubble. While it initially began as a hash-tag used on social media in October 2017, it has long since morphed into a multifaceted global campaign, demonstrating the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.