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More women (and men) are reporting sexual harassment in 2018

Perhaps because of the attention from the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, workplace sexual harassment reports ticked up over the past year, according to one report. This year about one in three women (35%) reported being harassed on the job, where last year it was one out of every four. Comparably compiled the anonymous responses of … Continue reading “More women (and men) are reporting sexual harassment in 2018”

More women (and men) are reporting sexual harassment in 2018
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Perhaps because of the attention from the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, workplace sexual harassment reports ticked up over the past year, according to one report. This year about one in three women (35%) reported being harassed on the job, where last year it was one out of every four.

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Comparably compiled the anonymous responses of 24,034 men and women who use its platform and work at a variety of companies from major tech firms to small startups.

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Another surprising uptick was in the number of men who say they have been victims of sexual harassment. It’s now 18%; last year that number was 7%. African-Americans still report the highest rates of having been sexually harassed at work (31%), and that number has climbed as well from 23% last year.

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Lydia Dishman is a reporter writing about the intersection of tech, leadership, and innovation. She is a regular contributor to Fast Company and has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The Guardian, Popular Science, and the New York Times, among others.

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