Just and fair conditions at work – UK Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

The UK Government has made commitments to ensure fair conditions at work, including to tackle sexual harassment. However, it has yet to implement several measures and has not introduced an Employment Bill to do so. Gender and ethnicity pay gaps are narrowing, although pay gaps remain. Bullying and harassment at work are still prevalent. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to problems in ensuring safe working conditions and has also exacerbated inequalities for certain groups, such as women.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on just and fair conditions at work.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 30/09/2021