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    Get accredited and take action against workplace sexual harassment

    We work with employers to effectively prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.


    We want every online and offline working environment to be free of harassment, that's why we've developed an easy accreditation system.

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    52% of women report experiencing sexual harassment at work

    TUC, 2016

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    Nearly 1 in 2 women who experience sexual harassment at work report experiencing some or all of it online

    Rights of Women, 2023

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    Only 30% of women who experienced sexual harassment at work told their employer about what was happening

    TUC 2023
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    The average cost to replace an employee

    Oxford Economics

  • About Us

    If you're interested in becoming a champion for inclusion and safety, we want to work with you to make sure your organisational culture prevents sexual harassment in the first place and is well prepared to support survivors when it does. We do that by writing sector-leading, robust, and accessible sexual harassment policies that can be complemented with in-person or online training and employee resources, like handbooks and posters.


    With nearly a decade of experience in preventing and responding to sexualised harassment, our team has been trusted by universities, government departments, and workplaces to design policy, provide training and build resilient pathways - ensuring that survivors and the professionals supporting them are as supported as possible.


    Empowered Workplace is a project of Love & Power, a feminist not-for-profit that brings ordinary people together to campaign on the issues that matter to them.

  • Our Accreditation

    No matter where you are as an organisation, we're ready to support you on your journey to become an employer that takes sexual harassment seriously.


    For each accreditation level, you'll receive resources including email sign-offs and posters

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    For your organisation, we will...

    • Design and implement a trauma-informed sexual harassment policy to ensure a sensitive and supportive approach for those affected.
    • Conduct disclosure response training sessions to equip you with the necessary skills to receive disclosures of sexual harassment in a compassionate and understanding manner.
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    For your organisation, we will...

    • Provide specialised advocate training to HR professionals, enabling them to effectively work with and support individuals who have experienced sexual harassment.
    • Conduct comprehensive culture-setting staff training to establish clear behavioural expectations, promote bystander intervention, and foster a broader cultural shift within the organisation.
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    For your organisation, we will...

    • Deliver trauma-informed communication resources to engage those who may need support.
    • Provide a bespoke, reusable training that can be used for induction purposes.
    • Create an employee handbook on sexual harassment, including expected behaviours, guidelines on how to support a colleague and steps on how to disclose if they experience it.
  • Why it Matters for Business


    In today's business landscape, addressing sexual harassment is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic necessity. Businesses in the UK must comply with the Equality Act 2010, which prohibits discrimination, including sexual harassment, in the workplace. Non-compliance can lead to costly litigations, damaging the company's reputation and financial stability. A safe and respectful work environment fosters loyalty and enhances employee satisfaction, contributing to increased productivity. Moreover, addressing sexual harassment can reduce the financial burden of lawsuits, settlements, and legal expenses, proving to be a cost-effective investment. The pandemic has brought new challenges, blurring lines between physical and virtual spaces, leading to an increase in online harassment and cyberbullying. By taking proactive measures to combat sexual harassment, businesses can protect their employees, enhance company culture, and fortify their reputation as a responsible and inclusive employer. It's not just about compliance; it's about building a workplace where everyone feels safe, respected, and empowered to thrive.

  • Our Team

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    Martha Jephcott, Co Director

    For nearly a decade, Martha has enjoyed a wide and varied career in the violence against women and girls space. She is best known for being part of the leadership team that made misogyny a hate crime, initially in Nottingham and later across half of all other police forces.
    A qualified Independent Sexual Violence Advocate, Martha has worked in various domestic and sexual violence crisis centres in training, policy and advocacy roles. Martha managed a Department of Health funded pilot project concerned with sexual exploitation that was later used to inform national best practice.
    Martha continues to lead Love & Power's service delivery work with universities via Empowered Campus, and workplaces via Empowered Workplace, supporting them in creating gold-standard prevention and response strategies regarding VAWG.
    In 2019, alongside Charlotte Fischer, Martha was co-awarded a Paul Hamlyn Ideas and Pioneers grant, and in 2020, she was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to travel to the United States and Australia to better understand international approaches to VAWG.
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    Charlotte Fischer, Co Director

    Charlotte has enjoyed a long career as a skilled and successful community organiser, working with Jewish communities to take action on issues of social justice and develop relationships across lines of race, religion and class and to co-ordinate the national campaign to make misogyny a hate crime. She is co-founder of L'Taken, an antisemitism training that puts antisemitism into a broader frame of anti racism and supports individuals and communities to identify and interrupt antisemitism in their organisations and relationships. As a result, Charlotte has lead anti-oppression training with local authorities, government departments, political parties and charities.


    Charlotte grew up in south east London and read History and Politics at Balliol College, Oxford, after which she studied Arabic in Damascus. Her career started in Geneva working in political mediation before changing track to work in conflict history in Cyprus, Spain, Northern Ireland and South Africa. A dual national, she worked in South Africa, co-authoring a book on the history of South African education and as the executive director of the South African Religious Action Centre, where she refuted a ban placed on Jewish women singing.


    In 2014 Charlotte won the Annemarie Schimmel Award at the Muslim News Awards for her work with synagogues and the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association after their building was burnt down in an arson attack, and in 2015 she was ranked in the Jewish News' 40 Jews under 40. In 2019 with Martha Jephcott she was co-awarded an 'Ideas and Pioneers' award for their work on feminist organising.


    Empowered Workplace is a project of Love & Power, which is Co-Directed by Martha and Charlotte. Love & Power is a feminist not-for-profit that organises ordinary people to take action on the issues that matter to them.
  • Get in Touch

    Sign up today and receive a complimentary Self-Assessment Framework to evaluate your business's prevention and response measures against workplace sexual violence.