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Equity launches probe into harassment

From BBC - November 8, 2017

Equity is launching an investigation to "find solutions" to what it calls the entertainment industry's sexual harassment "crisis".

The trade union says it aims to empower its members and "combat a culture of fear" in the creative industries.

The action was decided following an Equity council meeting on Tuesday.

Equity is the UK's largest entertainment trade union and a spokesman says it is "uniquely placed to create meaningful change."

'Cannot be excused'

The investigation is attempting to find practical solutions to combat sexual harassment - as well as the fear of coming forward with abuse allegations.

A working group has been formed to support those who have suffered sexual harassment. It will ask for suggestions on how to improve existing workplace policies about harassment and bullying.

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