Are you a worker? Sounds a silly question doesn't it? But a landmark case currently being considered by the Court of Appeal revolves around just that issue.
It’s over a year now since the #MeToo movement swept across social media in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations. The movement had originally been founded in 2006, but shot to prominence after it was shared as a hashtag as women around the globe revealed their experiences of sexual assault, harassment and abuse at the hands of men. More than 12 months on, it’s fair to say the issue has fixed itself firmly on the social and political agenda. But that does not mean that the problem has gone away. Far from it in fact. An Everyday Sexism and TUC survey earlier this year found that 52 per cent of women say they have suffered some form of sexual harassment at work. It’s almost too depressing a figure to contemplate. Add to it the fact that around half the women who reported an incident said their employer took no action and you can see just how deeply ingrained the problem seems to be.