Black Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed At Work, Study Finds

By Ashleigh Lakieva, Blavity

New research determined Black women are more likely than white women to experience workplace sexual harassment.

Dan Cassino of Fairleigh Dickinson University and Yasemin Besen-Cassino of Montclair State University authored a new study about the experiences of women in the workplace, according to Pacific Standard Magazine. The good news is sexual harassment reports have declined.

“In 1997, the first year that the United States federal EEOC began releasing detailed data on reported complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace, it logged 16,000 such reports,” the pair wrote.

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