Dear London School of Economics,
The LSE website shows an Equality and Diversity action plan where reference is made to the Equality Challenge Unit gender charter mark trial.
Please supply copies of the LSE's application and subsequent discussions at senior level, including the Court, on whatever the outcome was and what steps are being taken as a result.
Please supply statistics on the numbers of staff, both academic and non academic, who have reported sexual harassment in the last ten years whilst employed at the school.
With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please below the School's response.
The School's application for the Gender Equality Charter Mark is attached. This was not discussed at Council and Court, but was discussed at the Gender Equality Steering Group which was set up following the application and is chaired by Pro-Director for Research Julia Black. The last set of minute for that Group are also attached.
It would breach the cost limit set in Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act to provide ten years' worth of figures relating to sexual harassment reported by staff as previously to four years ago this data was held in paper files. However, we can say that 1 case of sexual harassment was reported by a staff member within the past four years,
If you think that the information provided does not meet your request, contact me on 020 7849 4622 or write to Kevin Haynes, Head of Legal Team, Governance, Legal and Policy Division, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE. We will then review the response to your request and get back to you within 20 working days. You can also contact the Information Commissioner's Office http://www.ico.gov.uk/, though they expect the internal review to be carried out before receiving a complaint directly.
The provision of information by the LSE under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not imply a right to copy, reproduce publish or otherwise use such information.
Copying or reproducing such information in any way either in whole or in part without prior written consent may be an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right belonging to the LSE or a third party.
London School of Economics
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