Sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace is quite an unfamiliar subject in Estonia. Perhaps not surpringly, there is also a relative paucity of studies on sexual and gender-based harassment in Estonian scientific literature. Therefore, not much is known about it. The questionnaire is then piloted to create an overview of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace and the beliefs related to it. Following are the main results:

  • 56% of interviewees have experienced some kind of sexual harassment in the workplace. The most common forms of harassment are lewd jokes and inappropriate comments on coworkers’ looks and personal lives.
  • Most interviewees find harassment unacceptable, but don’t usually interfere with it.
  • Most interviewees believe that the employer, not the victim is responsible for solving harassment-related problems in the workplace.

Finally, the study gives suggestions on how to further educate the public on sexual harassment in the workplace.

See also

Gender Equality Act