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Report: Harassment Outside of Office More Likely to Be Reported

Aug 18, 2023
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More than eight in 10 transgender workers have experienced or witnessed workplace misconduct or harassment, according to new research that found while in-office incidents were much more common, bad behavior that happens outside the office (including while working remotely) is more often reported.

HR Acuity’s survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. workers in companies of at least 1,000 employees also showed that confidence in internal investigations processes lags — only 40% of employees believe that if they report a concern, it will be investigated and addressed appropriately.

A few other key findings:

  • 63% of Black employees have witnessed or experienced inappropriate or unethical behavior.
  • 80% of employees say the inappropriate behavior they have seen took place in the office; but 67% of incidents that happened while working remotely were reported vs. 56% of those that happened in the workplace.
  • About 20% of people who reported incidents said they weren’t sure if the issue was investigated.