Hospitality And Temporary Workers 'More Likely To Stay Silent Over Sexual Harassment', Experts Warn

Hollywood and Westminster have been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment, but it’s junior staff and those on “precarious” contracts across other sectors who are less likely to come forward through fear of losing their jobs, experts say.

The power dynamic of sexual assault and the pattern for predators to target victims who don’t always know their rights mean that the hospitality industry and workers on temporary or zero hour contracts are facing additional challenges when it comes to sexual harassment.

You don’t often find a cleaner, a temp worker, a zero hours retail person saying ‘screw all of you guys, I don’t need a job’.
Michael Newman

“You don’t often find a cleaner, a temp worker, a zero hours retail person saying ‘screw all of you guys, I don’t need a job’. That’s actually the opposite of what they’re saying, which is actually ‘I will do…

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