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Sexual Harassment

MP Maria Miller says we should consider using hate crime laws to tackle sexual harassment.

Maria Miller MP says we should consider using hate crime laws to tackle sexual harassment. She has launched an inquiry into 'routine' sexual harassment of women on buses, trains, in the street and in bars and clubs. Victims of sexual harassment share their experiences with 5 live Investigates. The programme also hears from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission whose survey into sexual harassment reveals only half of sexual harassment victims actually report it to their employers. Even when they do - in the vast majority of cases - nothing happens. Unite the Union is in the middle of its own survey which reveals 97 per cent of those who have responded experienced sexual harassment first hand. 83 per cent have received unwelcome and inappropriate touching, hugging or kissing and 47 per cent have received requests for sexual favours.

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