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Nearly all sexual harassment at work goes unreported and those who do report often see zero benefit

The Conversation: “Our new research, released on Dec. 12, analyzed all sexual harassment complaints filed with the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state Fair Employment Practices Agencies between 2012 and 2016. We found that nearly all sexual harassment goes unreported, and those that do report tend to face severe retribution and limited redress. Based on national survey data, we estimate that about 5 million people experience sexual harassment at work every year, yet on average only around 9,200 file a charge with the EEOC or state Fair Employment Practices Agencies. In other words, 99.8 percent of people who experience sexual harassment at work never file a sexual harassment charge…”

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