Recently, a famous recruitment website did a special survey of sexual harassment in the workplace. To our surprise, it seems that one third of the male respondants said that they had encountered forms of sexual harassment.
Over 5,000 workers responded. According to the survey, sexual harassment was most likely to happen at night bars or clubs – 30.1% of the respondents reported encountering inappropriate behavior there.
When in private places with less alcohol, such as offices, women were still much more likely to encounter sexual harassment. Almost 40% of office ladies reported being improperly “touched” while only 15.6% of males encountered the same.
Another interesting question on the survey was, “How would you react to the sexual harassments happened in the work place?”
65.3% of people said they would shut up and endure it. 14.8% of people said they would resign their jobs. Only 10% chose the option to denounce the action and 5.9% said they would report it to the associated branch of the company.
The survey also confessed that the main reason that more than 80% of people who do not report or denounce the act is that the sexual harassment usually come from their bosses. Yikes.