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Working from home means sexual harassment has moved online (METRO)

Working from home means sexual harassment has moved online
Women have been told they have a ‘sexy voice’ and that they should work in phone sex, demeaning comments in front of colleagues have been fobbed off as a ‘joke’ and doctored screen shots from meetings have made the attendees look like they’re having sex.


For many women, working from home during lockdown often means juggling childcare and home-schooling, elder-care, the bulk of the housework, pets and more.

But one might think that being away from the office, at least, would mean that sexual harassment was no longer a factor.

They were wrong. A new report from Rights of Women shows that workplace sexual harassment has instead moved online, following employees into their Zoom meetings, Teams messages, emails, WhatsApp groups and telephone calls.

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