Tuesday, September 3, 2013

70% of Sexually Harassed Workers Say They Didn't Report it to Their Employers

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll revealed that one in five women say they have been sexually harassed by a superior at work, while one in four report being harassed by another coworker.  Men also report sexual harassment, with 6 percent saying they were harassed by a boss and 14 percent by a coworker.  Yet while overall 13 percent of all workers say they were harassed by a superior and 19 percent report receiving that treatment from another colleague, 70 percent say they didn’t report the harassment to their employers.  There were over 11,000 sexual harassment charges filed against employers in 2011, but that figure is clearly far below the actual number of instances given how few people report the problem.

Hat tip Think Progress for the story.

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