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It Happened to Me. One Woman’s Brave Story of Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Working women share stories of sexual harassment while on the job Index
Chloe Grace Hart does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. An unprecedented number of women have come forward to share stories of workplace sexual harassment since the MeToo movement gained momentum in late Yet their allegations are not always well received. They imply that women who initially chose not to report sexual harassment handled it incorrectly - even incompetently. But my research shows that woman have rational reasons for staying quiet because reporting sexual harassment can come with career risks.
Disclosing sexual harassment in the workplace
From truck drivers to waitresses to hotel room attendants, these women shared their stories of facing horrible situations at work, offered advice to others and discussed what they see as solutions to ending sexual harassment. Pam Norman is one of the few women who delivers packages for a local delivery company from a FedEx Ground facility in Sikeston, Missouri. She says that for years, she was ridiculed and bullied by her supervisor who she says tried to drive her out of the mostly-male workplace.
Last week, Priyanka Bansal , a journalist with The Quint in India, penned an article about her experience as a survivor of sexual abuse and harassment. We have secured Ms. Sexual harassment and assault are a global phenomenon, as our own statistics show. A total of 1 in 12 respondents reported being sexually assaulted by a peer, superior or source. Their primary reason for not reporting was fear over job security, or a feeling of embarrassment or shame.