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20% of women have been sexually harassed at work

Opinium Research cited that 58% of women who had experienced sexual harassment did not report it to their company.

With sexual harassment reports dominating the news in the UK following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Opinium Research has detailed its Britain at Work series.

The data revealed that 20% of women have reported sexual harassment in the workplace.

Three fifths (58%) of women cited that they had experienced sexual harassment, but did not report it to their company.

Meanwhile, of those who did report it, 33% of the cases are never acted upon by senior management and 18% of those are not acknowledged by the company. Elsewhere, a quarter (27%) said that the offender was given a warning.

Opinium’s data also found that 57% of women who have been a victim of harassment have felt intimidated by the way they have been spoken to in the workplace. Plus, 12% revealed that they had been denied a job or interview due to workplace sexism.

Equal opportunities are also proving to still be a concern, with less than half (48%) of women feeling that once in employment, equal pay exists between the sexes in their firm.

Image source: Opinium Research