CEO Blog – October 2018
The issue of sexual harassment has been very much in the news lately and many of you will have heard of the #MeToo campaign. Sexual harassment can have a devastating effect on the victim and should never be dismissed as ‘just having fun’ or ‘harmless banter’. It can affect physical health, confidence, mental health, and performance at work. A workplace that tolerates this, or, worse still, actively enables it to happen, is toxic.
Research undertaken by the TUC has found that 52% of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace but, sadly, 80% of those women felt unable to report the offence/s against them. Let’s be clear here- sexual harassment, wherever it takes place, is ILLEGAL. There are laws to protect people and we must make use of them. Perpetrators must NOT be allowed to get away with it.
EVA Women’s Aid will support you if you have been a victim, so contact us to discuss how we can best help you, whether you choose to report the offences or not.
Abuse. Has. To. Stop.
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