Health-care workers, who interact with public frequently, report highest level of abuse
(CBC News) — About 19 per cent of Canadian women and 13 per cent of men reported being harassed in the workplace, with the highest level of harassment in health-care jobs, according to Statistics Canada.
Verbal abuse was the most common form of harassment for both men and women with 13 per cent of women and 10 per cent of men reporting they’d experienced abuse in the preceding year.
Sexual harassment was most likely to affect women, with four per cent saying they had experienced unwanted sexual attention in the workplace, compared to fewer than one per cent of men.
Young, unmarried women were most likely to report some form of sexual harassment. (…)