National Survey Finds 90% Of Hospo Workers Are Sexually Harassed On The Job

Sam George-Allen,


In news that should surprise exactly no-one, the whopping majority of young women working in hospitality have experienced sexual harassment on the job. How whopping a majority, you ask? Ooh, somewhere in the vicinity of NINE OUT OF TEN. 

neither, Ed

A survey conducted by the union United Voice has found that 89% of hospitality workers have experienced sexual harassment while at work. 90% of those surveyed were female, and almost half were under 24 years old. 

The sexual harassment came in the usual depressing spectrum: 73% reported unwanted sexual advances, 69% experienced inappropriate touching. 87% copped sexist remarks, 85% received comments on their body, and 84% reported being on the wrong end of sexual innuendo.

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Sexual harassment is a huge problem in our industry. But by coming together we can change the culture this industry and make sure we feel safe and respected when we go to work. Join dozens of other hospo workers in leading this campaign to make #RespectIsTheRule in every venue: