UK parliamentary staff face unwanted sexual advances

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People working for lawmakers in Britain’s lower house of parliament face an unacceptable risk of sexual harassment and bullying, which has been hidden because staff fear reprisals, according to a official report released on Thursday.

Staff in the House of Commons are subject to “sometimes forceful” unwanted sexual advances and sexist comments are regularly made about women who work in politics, it said.

The report commissioned after a string of harassment allegations said many complaints were deliberately ignored.

 

Via Reuters

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