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Many Women Get Sexually Harassed by Male Colleagues at Work

by Kathy Jones on October 27, 2013 at 8:41 PM
 Many Women Get Sexually Harassed by Male Colleagues at Work

Some 60 percent of women are harassed by a male colleague in office, according to a new study.

Almost a quarter of female workers have had a more senior member of staff make a pass at them, but only 27 percent of victims have reported the matter to their boss, Metro.co.uk reported.

Employment lawyer Claire Dawson, of Slater and Gordon, which commissioned the poll said that we are well into the 21st century now and the message doesn't seem to have got through to everyone that this just isn't acceptable.

Dawson added that harassed women often ended up being "unfairly disadvantaged" after the event.

Her firm's poll of 1,036 female workers also found that two thirds of harassment victims had been targeted by married men.

The most common places for harassment were at the woman's desk as she worked a late shift, in a lift or staff corridor, and at an office party.

Source: ANI
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