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Shocking study of 26,828 women finds that sexual harassment gets even worse with career advancement


Congratulations on your promotion! It comes with a side of sexual harassment. And no, taking a post abroad won’t help.

This it the finding of a surprising workplace study across Japan, Sweden, and the U.S., showing that women in supervisory positions experience much more sexual harassment than other female employees. “When you think about it, a supervisor is exposed to new groups of potential perpetrators. She can be harassed both from her subordinates and from higher-level management within the company,” says coauthor Johanna Rickne, a professor of economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University. In other words, women have it coming at them from all sides.

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