Who reports sexual harassment?: How gender and organisational position shape willingness to report sexual harassment in the workplace
Have, Isa van der
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The aim of this paper is to investigate willingness to report sexual harassment in the workplace through the effects of gender and organisational power of employed victims. The data used to test the hypotheses was acquired from the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, collected by the Beleidsonderzoekers in 2021. The results indicate a significant effect of gender on willingness to report, which showed that men are less likely to report being sexually harassed. A relation of position within an organisation and willingness to report was not found, however. An interaction effect of position and gender was not found either. This suggests that the effect of organisational power on willingness to report sexual harassment does not differ between men and women. Policy should focus on promoting reporting sexual harassment among men.