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Investigation of harassment and sexual harassment at work


Sexual harassment is a major problem in the hotel and restaurant industry. Studies of experienced sexual harassment amongst members of the Norwegian Commonwealth Association and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations 3F show that 21 percent in Norway and 24 percent in Denmark have experienced sexual harassment in employment. In Sweden, approximately 13 percent of female employees in the hotel and restaurant industry have experienced sexual harassment from customers, and 6 percent say they have experienced sexual harassment from managers or colleagues.

This project conducted a study to gain more knowledge about effective handling of cases of harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace. Part of this work was to investigate the relationship between sexual harassment and harassment on other grounds. The study and work against harassment was the theme of a seminar in the fall of 2018. Target groups included persons with experience of the hotel and restaurant industry and/or workplace harassment.