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.