The casual workplace is making sexual harassment harder to identifyâ€”and stop - Quartz
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The poll, which included 2,235 full-time and part-time female employees and was conducted by SurveyMonkey, concluded that one out of three women between the ages of 18 andÂ 34 have been sexually harassed at work.
Eighty-one percentÂ reported incidents of spoken harassment while 25% said they received texts or emails that crossed the line, and 44% said that they had encountered unwanted touching and sexual advances.
The study also concluded that 71% of women who have been sexually harassed donâ€™t report it.
A slimmed-downÂ managementÂ structure createsÂ grey areas. Start-up culture in particularâ€”with its emphasis on innovation and flexibility in managementâ€”may be contributing to this confusion. â€śIt might be that you need that to get rid of the sort of traditional and entrenched types of structures to build companies that can move quickly,â€ť Joelle Emerson, a former sexual harassment lawyer at non-profit womenâ€™s rights organizationÂ Equal Rights Advocates (ERA), told Quartz.
â€śBut companies need to be a lot more thoughtful about the balance â€¦ while also keeping people happy and comfortable and safe and productive.â€ť
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One out of three women has been harassed at work?! That is unacceptable!
AÂ poll featured inÂ Â CosmopolitanÂ is the latest example of this troubling trend, highlighting the extent to which employeesâ€”and presumably employersâ€”do not understand what constitutes harassment:Â when researchers asked women whether theyâ€™d been sexually harassed in the office, 16% of those who said â€śnoâ€ť changed their answer to â€śyesâ€ť when asked if theyâ€™d experienced â€śsexually explicit or sexist remarksâ€ť of any kind at work.
One in 6 people doesn't know what harassment is?!