Sexual harassment at work in selected European countries 2019

According to a survey of women in Europe, 46 percent of women said that they have been exposed to whistling, rude gestures, comments or suggestive looks in the workplace, while almost a quarter of them have been exposed to obscene proposals or messages with a sexual connotation.

In your life so far, at your work place, have you ever experienced one of the following?

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Release date

September 2019


France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 11-15, 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

European females

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Italy: 1,000 women respondents Spain: 1,021 women respondents France: 1,004 women respondents Germany: 1,001 women respondents United Kingdom :1,000 women respondents

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