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Sexual harassment: the rise of historical allegations

With the reports of historical sexual harassment in Hollywood and now Parliament, employees may feel increasingly able to come forward with such claims in the workplace. Will Clift, solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, looks at how HR should handle them and the legal grounds for allegations of historical sexual harassment.

With more than 60 women now accusing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and the growth of the #MeToo hashtag, historical sexual harassment allegations present a number of challenges that need to be carefully considered by an employer.