Statistics of sexual harassment in the workplace
In a new poll conducted by Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan digital media and survey research company Morning Consult, it was found out that 45% of female respondents were touched in an unwarranted sexual nature by colleagues in the workplace and have experienced unsolicited, unwanted, and unnecessary physical advances. Another survey, conducted by international women’s fashion magazine Cosmopolitan, showed that one in three women has experienced sexual harassment at some point in their lives at work.
Tom Spiggle, lawyer and author of the book You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired: Protecting Mothers, Fathers, and Other Caregivers in the Workplace, said sometimes women refuse to report instances of sexual harassment in the workplace to the proper authorities, noting, “it is a combination of two factors: first, the real difficulties of fighting sexual harassment, and second, a mistaken belief that the option is to do nothing or wage an all-out battle.”
Employees in the state of Texas are entitled to a wide range of legal protections under state and federal law, so if your employer is treating you improperly or you feel that your rights in the workplace may have been violated, get in touch with our attorneys at The Melton Law Firm, who provide legal services to our clients in Austin or other areas in the state by calling our offices today at (512) 330-0017.