THE FIND­INGS

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• Out of the fe­male re­spon­dents, 68 per­cent in­di­cated they’d ex­pe­ri­enced sex­ual ha­rass­ment at work, but only 30 per­cent re­ported the be­hav­ior. Rea­sons for not re­port­ing in­cluded con­cerns that it would neg­a­tively impact their job, and a be­lief that such be­hav­ior was tol­er­ated.

• Of the male re­spon­dents, 19 per­cent re­ported that they had ex­pe­ri­enced sex­ual ha­rass­ment, and 42 per­cent in­di­cated that their sex­ual ha­rass­ment com­plaints were taken se­ri­ously. Con­versely, only 27 per­cent of the women sur­veyed re­ported com­plaints about sex­ual ha­rass­ment were taken se­ri­ously.

• Fifty-two per­cent of the women said they didn’t re­port their com­plaint be­cause it would neg­a­tively impact their job (ver­sus 27 per­cent of the men); 47 per­cent of the women said the be­hav­ior was tol­er­ated in their or­ga­ni­za­tion (ver­sus 30 per­cent of the men); and 45 per­cent of the women said they had no con­fi­dence their senior lead­er­ship would ad­dress the is­sue (ver­sus 24 per­cent of the men).

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