LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2017 — Cortney Shegerian of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates recently released a statement regarding a survey conducted by Hart Research. The survey of over 1,200 fast food workers in non-managerial positions revealed that 40% of women in the industry have been sexually harassed while at work.
“The survey results showed that the most common types of harassment these women experienced were sexual teasing, questions, jokes, and remarks,” Shegerian says. “Hopefully, this helps women understand that sexual harassment can take many different forms so they know how to identify and when to report inappropriate behavior.”
“But unfortunately, that’s not all these women had to endure,” Shegerian continues. “Nearly half of the victims who were surveyed admitted to suffering from extreme stress, anxiety, or depression as a result of the harassment.”
“It is clear from this report that there is still a great deal of work to be done to protect workers from sexual harassment,” Shegerian states. “It doesn’t matter where you work or what you do for a living—you are entitled to a workplace free from discrimination and sexual harassment.”
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