STUC Women’s Committee launches major new survey into views on experiences of sexual harassment at work.
As part of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and their wider work on tackling GBV and Sexual Harassment at Work, STUC Women’s Committee have today launched a survey to gather women in Scotland’s views on their experiences of Sexual Harassment at Work. Research by the TUC has shown that more than half of women across the UK have experienced sexual harassment at work. The survey will build on these findings with a view to gaining a deeper understanding of how this can be tackled in Scotland most effectively.
Fiona Steele, Chair of the STUC Women’s Committee said:
“Tackling violence against women and working towards making our workplaces and society a safer and equal place for all Women and Girls a reality must stretch beyond 16 Days.
“Sexual Harassment at Work might be illegal on paper, but in practice we know that Sexual Harassment at Work is widespread and rife. The persistence of Sexual Harassment at Work in Scotland is unacceptable, avoidable and completely incompatible with Fair Work, Equality and Safe Working Conditions. We need urgent action on tackling Sexual Harassment at Work, ensuring that women feel able and supported to report incidents of Sexual Harassment and that there is the appropriate infrastructures to protect them when they do.
“We are urging all women across Scotland to support our survey. The views and experiences we gather will be in invaluable in helping to increase our lobbying, campaigning and industrial demands on employers and government”