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January 26, 2017

Stats Say THIS Is Still Too Common in the Workplace

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A recent study surveying over 2,200 part-time and full-time female employees concluded that sexual harassment is sadly still very rampant in American workplaces. It is estimated that about 1 in 3 women between the ages or 18-34 have been sexually harassed at work, and 81% of women have been verbally sexually harassed (jokes, name-calling, etc.). Although statistics show workplace sexual harassment overwhelmingly victimizes females, men are victims roughly 17%-20% (Read When Men Face Sexual Harassment by PshychologyToday). These are the three most common forms of workplace sexual harassment as defined (PshychologyToday):

“Both women and men have reported experiencing these three forms of sexual harassment in the workplace with other men being most likely to be the perpetrators” (PsychologyToday).

Workplace sexual harassment is still very prevalent in our workplaces victimizing both men and women, and we must actively address the issue BEFORE it happens. Not only so we can protect our business from crippling lawsuits, but more importantly, so we can avoid inflicting emotional distress on employees- the backbone of business operations and societal productivity. Workplace safety includes creating a culture where every employee feels safe and comfortable going to work.

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Infographic: Cosmopolitan

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