Sexually Harassed Waiters/Waitresses
by jenna_miller on October 3, 2016 - 11:53pm
In the restaurant world, many waiters and waitresses have been considered sexually harassed. A large percent of men and women have been harassed by their managers, coworkers and by customers as well. Women get sexually harassed overall more than men. For example, women’s bosses tell them to wear provocative clothes in order to get bigger tips because of their extremely low minimum wage. Many workers say they have been groped or people have made sexual jokes about them or to them. Many workers don’t think they can stand up to their customers because if they do, they may not get a nice tip that they deserve. I think this is very unfair to waiters and waitresses. Apparently women that make about $2 an hour get more sexually harassed than women getting paid more because they dress more provocatively in order to get better tips from their customers. I personally am very disappointed with society’s response to waiters and waitresses that get sexually harassed and I hope there could someday be a change. According to the Time Magazine article, “66% of Female Restaurant Workers Report Being Sexually Harassed by Managers”, managers do not sympathize with their waiters and waitresses on this topic.
Stampler, L. (2014, October/November). New Report Shows Staggering Sexual Harassment
Figures For Female and Male Restaurant Employees. Retrieved September 26, 2016, from http://time.com/3478041/restaurant-sexual-harassment-survey/?iid=sr-link1