A survey undertaken by Slater and Gordon has revealed that 37% of 2000 women have been sexually harassed at work, in the last year alone. While a further 39% of women have witnessed incidents of sexual harassment, whilst 52% state that no steps were taken by employers to tackle a sexual harassment policy in their workplace. The most shocking news emerging out of the research is 79% of victims did not report their harassment, while 20% believe it to be the “norm” at work.
Despite the survey identifying harassment as mainly unreported, an alternative survey by the Faucett Society has shown a dramatic shift in public perception of sexual harassment. With over half of men and women aged 18-24 describing their views on acceptable behaviour as having changed.