Sexual Harassment Has Long-Term Economic Impact on Women

​Sexual harassment in the workplace can have long-term economic impacts on the victims resulting in depression, decreased engagement and/or the decision to leave the job, according to new research from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Washington, D.C.

Women and men reported experiencing sexual harassment—verbal and nonverbal insults, hostile and degrading attitudes, and demeaning jokes and comments—but the rates were higher for women, AAUW found.

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“Given its prevalence, sexual harassment cannot be ignored as a possible contributor to the pay gap,” AAUW said in its report Limiting Our Livelihoods: The Cumulative Impact of Sexual Harassment on…

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Credit to Kathy Gurchiek for the original post.

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