timeTo share an open letter calling to end sexual harassment in our industry
Campaign Magazine published an open letter from timeTo calling to end sexual harassment in the advertising and media industry.
The anonymous letter details an experience of sexual harassment:
Whenever he walked past me, whenever I was stuck inAnon
the lift with him – it paralysed me. I just wanted to quit my job, throw my phone away and just stay in bed.
Read the timeTo open letter and a full account of our colleague’s experience of sexual harassment.
The author notes that sexual harassment is “SO prevalent” in our industry and we know from a recent timeTo survey that 1,250 people, half (49%) expected sexual harassment to rise as the industry returns to office working. Nine out of 10 (89%) added that sexual harassment is an issue the industry still needs to tackle.
It’s desperately worrying and sad that people are dreading going back to the office…Flexible working has meant that only some people come into the office, leaving the buildings three-quarters empty so there are more places for harassers to look.Helen Calcraft, a founder member of timeTo and founder of Lucky Generals
What can be done? Urge your company to sign up to timeTo sexual harassment training. One of our expert trainers will deliver a two-hour interactive session. They’ll give practical guidance on sexual harassment at work to increase your staff’s understanding appropriate behaviour in the workplace.
We have to be determined and consistent. Real behaviour change comes when people fully understand what is – and what isn’t – acceptable in the workplace.Kerry Glazer, chair of AAR, Untold Studios and the timeTo steering committee
Read the full article in Campaign.