A report published by the National Italian Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) on September 15th, 2010, which covered the period between 2008 and 2009, revealed that an estimated 10.5 million women in Italy, aged 14 – 65 years, had experienced at some point in their life sexual harassment in the workplace. Read more in this update from AL – Assistenza Legale.
Six in ten working women have had a male colleague behave ‘inappropriately’ towards them, new research has revealed.
The study showed that women were still subjected to sexist attitudes at work with the old clichés of men slipping a hand up their skirt or patting them on the bum still a regular occurrence for some women.
While nearly a quarter of women have experienced a senior colleague making a pass at them at some point in their career.
When it came to inappropriate comments and touching more than half of the offenders were more senior members of staff and two-thirds of women said the inappropriate behaviour came from a married man.