Pursuit Group talks about the Tarana Burke’s #metoo Campaign

Here at Pursuit, we are building up to our November Employment Law Workshop on Sexual Harassment and Religion in the workplace. To promote the workshop we have used a powerful image of a woman behind a board with the words #metoo. But what exactly does it represent and why are we highlighting the campaign?

Founded by Tarana Burke, an Amercian social activist from New York, the #metoo movement became an international movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Tarana began using the phrase “me too” in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault in society. In 2017, the phrase became viral when actress Alyssa Milano tweeted #metoo following the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Within a day, #metoo was used over 200,000 times, and within a few weeks – more than 12 million times!

“I don’t think that every single case of sexual harassment has to result in someone being fired; the consequences should vary. But we need a shift in culture so that every single instance of sexual harassment is investigated and dealt with. That’s just basic common sense.”

Tarana Burke.

Our next employment law workshop in November is Sexual Harassment and Religion. We felt that this was the perfect campaign for us to promote to our readers to raise awareness for the campaign! We will be sharing several articles throughout the month as the news hits. Although it is a year since the original tweet, there is still an amazing buzz around the campaign.

If you would like to attend our forth-coming, employment law workshop on Sexual Harassment and Religion, please contact us via seminars@pursuitgroup.co.uk. This workshop is open to our clients and local HR professionals who we may work with in the future. The workshop is an intimate size of just 25. We therefore cannot guarantee everyone a space – however we will do our best to accommodate requests fairly.

Should we not be able to assign a place for you, make sure you put the 21st March 2019 in your diary – for our annual employment law seminar – invites and details to follow.