Sexual harassment in the workplace

Thank you for agreeing to complete this quick questionnaire on union members’ experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Some examples of behaviour that could constitute sexual harassment are: unwanted indecent or suggestive remarks; questions, jokes, or suggestions about your sex life; the circulation of pornography (by email, for example); unwelcome and inappropriate touching, hugging or kissing; requests or demands for sexual favours; any unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive working environment for a person.

To be eligible to participate in this research, you must –

  1. Have experienced at least one type of sexual harassment, sexual assault or rape at work AND;
  2. Work in RoI or NI AND;
  3. Be a member of a trade union.

The findings will allow Congress to effectively campaign for a more robust reporting process and greater protection for workers who make a complaint.

The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and the answers you give are anonymous.

Please complete by 15 November to have your experiences and views included.

Dedicated 24-hour helplines for sexual violence support can be reached at 1800 77 8888 (ROI) and 0808 802 1414 (NI), or contact your union/ union rep.

Patricia King
General Secretary
Irish Congress of Trade Unions