Equality and Human Rights Commission

08/05/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/04/2020 17:18

Sainsbury’s agrees to legally binding agreement with equality watchdog

Leading supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, has signed a legally binding document with us after being found liable for sexual harassment against a member of staff.

The retailer has willingly agreed to a legal agreement, known as a section 23 agreement under the Equality Act 2006. This agreement requires Sainsbury's to take all reasonable steps to prevent its employees from committing harassment and includes:

  • preparing a discrimination guide for line managers and employees
  • advising staff on how to deal with harassment through internal communications
  • establishing more effective training for its workforce, and
  • providing regular reports to us on its progress.

Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: