Thursday, July 3, 2008
The Irish law firm Peninsula has released a survey reporting that 77% of Irish men report being the target of sexual banter by women. 84% of those are afraid to report it, and 89% of employers admit that they would not initially take a complaint from a man as seriously as one from a female employee. While the majority of things reported in the survey were offensive jokes or other banter, "more serious and direct forms of sexual harassment" are on the rise. The survey covered nearly 2000 male employees in a range of industries.