Harassment at Work—An Eight-Part Series https://t.co/tu6fEJM5Y1
PHYSICAL HARASSMENT—Physical harassment is any sort of assault to a person’s body. Most of the media coverage of late surrounding harassment involves sexual harassment or assault, but any sort of physical assault to a person’s body can be defined as harassment. In particular jobs, like hospitality and consumer-facing occupations, employees are expected to tolerate a certain amount of harassment, which makes baristas and other coffee-shop workers among the most vulnerable service professionals. According to the Center for American Progress , which analyzed years of data reported to the EEOC, people who work in food services or retail are three times more likely to report being a victim of sexual harassment. The EEOC reports that 25 percent of claims between 2005 and 2015 came from the service sector, and most of the reports were filed by women in low-wage positions.