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Sexual Harassment Epidemic Plaguing The Modern Workplace

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To conclude, sexual harassment is an epidemic plaguing the modern workplace, particularly within hospitality and retail sectors. One in five women between 18 and 64 have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace within the last year (Australian Human Rights Commission 2010; Australian Human Rights Commission 2008 as cited in Birinxhikaj & Guggisberg 2017). The Sex Discrimination Act aims to protect all working Australians from sexual harassment during their employment (Sex Discrimination Act 1984). Experiences of sexual harassment can begin when young, in turn, affecting the job performance and education of young women (Fineran & Gruber 2009). The hospitality industry is notorious for sexual harassment from both co-workers and customers
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