HR Acuity Logo
NEW DATA: Eighth Annual ER Benchmark Study Just Launched
Benchmark icon

Fear of Reporting and Ensuing Process Keeps Employees from Reporting Workplace Issues

Oct 21, 2019

Technology platform HR Acuity released its findings from the 2019 Employee Experience Survey that polled over 1,300 workers to better understand how employees handled sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviors.

Two years after #MeToo, employees surveyed know where to report issues, yet they don’t report because they’re concerned about the process that follows, its fairness, and the possibility of retaliation for reporting. The survey also found hotlines were the least used resource for reporting and managers receive more misconduct complaints than HR. And while employees experience problematic behavior equally between the sexes, reports by men receive more follow-through and investigation than reports made by women.