Executive Summary / Introduction
• Women are twice as likely to make formal complaints than men
• BAME employees are more likely to make formal complaints than white employees
• BAME women are most likely to make a formal complaint
• Organisations are taking more steps to turn ‘zero-tolerance’ policy into lived reality
• Increase in number of organisations monitoring and action planning to make proactive interventions
114 organisations took part in the 2014 Gender and Race Benchmark; 27 from the public sector and 87 from the private sector. 86 organisations submitted data on ethnicity.
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Project 28-40 found that 50% of women think that whilst there are good policies around harassment, poor behaviour still exists. This highlights a gap between policy and reality that need to be addressed.