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TUC survey shows 68% LGBT people report being sexually harassed at work

Makbool Javaid

New research published by the TUC shows nearly 7 in 10 (68%) lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people report being sexually harassed at work. The study found that: (1) 42% of LGBT people said colleagues made unwelcome comments or asked unwelcome questions about their sex life; (2) 27% reported receiving unwelcome verbal sexual advances; and, (3) 66% said they did not tell their employer about the harassment, and a quarter said they didn’t report it because they were afraid of being ‘outed’ at work. The consequences included 16% saying the sexual harassment at work affected their mental health or they had left their job as a result. The TUC is calling for the law to be changed to put the responsibility for preventing harassment on employers, not victims.

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