Small acts of sexual harassment hurt, poor organisational response hurts more

Alice Sutton

In this case study, a fundraising professional shares how her confidence and mental health were damaged by mild but persistent sexual harassment by a very senior "dinosaur" at work, with the harm exacerbated by the way the organisation handled h

I worked for a prominent creative organisation, raising money through corporate sponsorships. Although I was part of a fantastic team, I often felt uncomfortable at work because of the behaviour of a very senior male colleague. We’ll call him Mr B. Mr B. used to pay me compliments about my appearance, not looking me in the eye while he did so, but openly scanning my body and in particular my chest. Once, I overheard him say that he would ...

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