Why are we collecting this information?
Jess Phillips MP’s office is leading a campaign to tackle third party sexual harassment in the workplace (where the perpetrator is a customer, client or other third party to the employer). The campaign will involve gathering evidence about this prevalent issue, including testimony from those who have personally experienced such behaviour and abuse.
The ultimate aim is to raise awareness and urge action from government, regulators and employers to improve policy relating to sexual harassment in the workplace. Under this umbrella, the campaign intends to:
- Collect testimony as evidence to better understand the experience of sexual harassment and inform best policy and practice.
- Support those who wish to take individual legal action.
- Put individuals who wish to participate in further research in contact with appropriate organisations or bodies. Specific consent will be sought from those who would like this.
- Raise awareness of the issue and pressure government through a media campaign, where individuals may share their stories through written, audio or video content. It will be possible to do this anonymously. Specific consent will be sought from those who wish to be identifiably involved in this element of the campaign.
What personal data is being collected and what will happen to it?
This will depend on what you wish to share. It might include your personal contact details, as well as details related to your experience of sexual harassment. This data will be collected through a submission on this website. Further information may also be collected from you over the phone, or through meeting in person.
All information provided will be kept confidential and stored securely, as governed by data protection legislation.
Only Jess Phillips MP’s office and those working on this campaign will have access to the information you provide, and we will seek further consent from you before sharing with other organisations.
Confidentiality will be strictly adhered to, unless we are legally obliged otherwise, or you disclose information that leads us to believe yourself or someone else might be at immediate risk of serious harm. In that instance we may have to contact the relevant authorities.
This campaign is looking to hear from those of working age. If you are under 18 and contact us, we may have to contact the relevant authorities for your safety and wellbeing.
The legal basis for the processing of this data is your explicit consent. By submitting information, you are consenting to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of the campaign. This might involve us contacting you again to discuss your experiences further, either over the phone or face-to-face. The campaign will be running until the end of 2019, but may extend beyond this if deemed necessary for the purposes of the campaign.
All stored data will be deleted within 4 years, unless we seek consent from you to store the data for a longer period.
Can I withdraw my consent?
You can withdraw consent at any time. If you would like your details and the information you have provided for this campaign to be destroyed, please contact Jess Phillips MP’s Office via email or post. Please note that if, with your consent, we have used details of your experiences in press or video content that we do not have full editorial or distributive control over, it may be impossible to remove or delete the content.
The above information relates specifically to this campaign and research project. Where appropriate, the processes and safeguards outlined in Jess Phillips MP office’s main Privacy Notice also apply, where you can also find contact details for the data controller and who to contact if you are not satisfied with the way your data has been treated. This can be found HERE.