Sexual harassment seen as a ‘necessary evil’ by MPs’ staff who fear ‘career suicide’ if they complain, says report

Sexual harassment is seen as a “necessary evil” by MPs’ staff, a damning new report into bullying and harassment in Parliament has found. 

An independent inquiry has warned that abuse directed towards staff is “widespread” and a “significant problem” that still persists in Westminster. 

The report, published on Thursday and compiled by Gemma White QC, says the House of Commons has still not “sufficiently” addressed the problems faced by staff, many of whom fear “career suicide” if they complain. 

In her findings, based on interviews with 220 people, Ms White says she is concerned by the amount of time it has taken to act on previous calls for reform, adding that  “workplace harassment” by MPs…We’re glad you’re enjoying The TelegraphSubscribe to continue reading
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