Research perspectives

It’s not a young woman’s world at work

A survey by the charity the Young Women’s Trust has found that a third (32%) of young women do not know how to report sexual harassment at work and a quarter (25%) would be reluctant to do so for fear of losing their jobs. The survey also suggested that gender discrimination is having an impact on mental health, with 40% of young women saying they are worried about their mental health. The charity has called for action by both employers and the government to tackle sexism at work.