Attwaters Jameson Hill: Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace
Business / Thu 5th Aug 2021 at 07:30am
ON behalf of Attwaters Jameson Hill posted in Employment Law on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
According to charity Rights of Women, 44% of callers to their sexual harassment helpline reported that they had been sexually assaulted in their place of work.
In a survey of callers to the charity’s Sexual Harassment at Work advice line between August 2019 and August 2020, it was revealed that 59% of callers had suffered less favourable treatment after either submitting to or rejecting their harasser’s advances, or reporting the abuse to their employer. Of this number, 31% said their employer had failed to properly investigate their claim, 17% suffered bullying and 10% were threatened with dismissal.