More than a third of Australian Parliament staff have been sexually harassed. This became known from the report of the Commissioner for Combating Gender Discrimination Kate Jenkins, BBC News reports.
The author of the report said that the victims of harassment were mostly women. “Such an experience leaves a devastating trail for individual citizens and their teams and undermines the work of our parliament to the detriment of the country,” she concluded.
According to the publication, the investigation began after an ex-employee of the Australian parliament, Brittany Higgins, claimed rape in the office of the country’s defense minister. According to the report, 51 percent of employees have been victims of bullying, sexual harassment or attempted sexual violence.
On November 22, it was reported that the Assembly of the New York Law Committee found former Governor Andrew Cuomo guilty of sexual harassment while working in his post. 11 women made accusations against the ex-head of the state. Prior to that, the state Attorney General’s office also confirmed that the ex-governor harassed assistants.