Workplace abuse creating “misery for many women”

Half of all women have experienced sexual harassment at work, according to a new report.

The report by the Fawcett Society into the UK’s sex discrimination laws warns sexual harassment in the workplace has created “misery for many women, leading to humiliation and intimidation”.

It follows the FT’s investigation in the Presidents Club event at the Dorchester Hotel, where waitresses were sexually harassed – and further evidence from union Unite that 9 out of 10 workers in the hospitality trade have been abused, including sexual harassment.

“Recent coverage of the issue has raised awareness, but evidence of its prevalence is not new,” the report states.
“TUC and Everyday Sexism Project research finds that 52% of women have experienced it in some form, and that 80% did not report it to their employer.”

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