Theresa May helped to scrap anti-sexual harassment law

This is the kind of person we have running the UK – a wretch who was happy to pass laws exposing her fellow women to sexual harassment – as a condition of their employment.

The same law made it possible for employers to prevent women from complaining, as they could impose non-disclosure clauses into employees’ contracts.

Put this together with Mrs May’s record on allegations of sexual misconduct against Tory MPs (her whips’ office appears to have used them to keep potential rebels in line) and her attitude to investigations into historical child sex allegations (she had them suppressed) and we form a picture of a woman of extremely questionable morals.

Yet no doubt this priest’s daughter attends church every Sunday and prays for those less fortunate than herself. Perhaps she thinks God should help them – because she certainly won’t.

Theresa May was responsible for scrapping a law that would have given greater protection to the hostesses who were sexually harassed at the Presidents Club fundraiser.

As home secretary and minister for women and equalities under the coalition government, Mrs May led a consultation that led to an amendment to the 2010 Equality Act, one of the final pieces of legislation under Labour.

In the original version, employers were held responsible if a third party harassed someone in their employment, and if they “failed to take such steps as would have been reasonably practicable to prevent the third party from doing so”.

The relevant clause, in section 40 of the act, was repealed in 2013 as part of the government’s “bonfire of red tape”.

It was described as a “potential regulatory burden on business to no apparent good purpose”.

The consultation document was signed by Mrs May and Lynne Featherstone, who is now a Lib Dem peer.

The Law Society, which was among those which responded to the consultation, advised against scrapping the clause, saying it would be a retrograde step.

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