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US restaurant industry rife with sexual harassment, report finds

08 October 2014 by
US restaurant industry rife with sexual harassment, report finds

Female restaurant industry employees in the US suffer regular sexual harassment from co-workers.

That's according to a new report released in the country on the subject, called The Glass Floor.

The report found that 74% of women in the industry experienced sexual harassment from co-workers at least on a monthly basis, while 64% saw it on a weekly basis, compared with 58% and 52% of men respectively.

The report said that the economic insecurity of female workers was also greater because of their greater likelihood of being employed as tipped workers.

While 52% of the country's 11 million restaurant workers are women, they represent 66% of all tipped workers.

To read the report in full, click here.

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