1 in 10 retail workers experience unwanted sexual touching at work

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1 in 10 retail workers have experienced inappropriate touching of a sexual nature
// UK law firm Foot Anstey found 1 in 10 retail workers have experienced inappropriate touching of a sexual nature
// 11% of both male & females experiencing inappropriate touching
// 36% of those staff blame their employer for not doing enough

A new study has revealed that one in 10 retail workers – equal to 319,000 staff – have experienced inappropriate touching of a sexual nature in their current workplace.

UK law firm Foot Anstey also found an equal gender split, with 11 per cent of both male and females experiencing inappropriate touching.

Thirty-six per cent of those staff blame their employer for not doing enough.

Meanwhile, 31 per cent of males in the retail sector have experienced physically aggressive or violent behaviour in the workplace, compared to 23 per cent of women.

A total of 25 per cent of retail workers have experienced physically aggressive or violent behaviour and 26 per cent have experienced unwanted touching or hugging in their current place of work.

Moreover, 41 per cent of employees surveyed said they were dissatisfied with the outcome when they raised a complaint with their current employer about inappropriate behaviour.

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