Women Warehouse Workers Face Harassment, Abuse In Will County

Progress Illinois
By Ellyn Fortino
Sexual harassment and assault against women warehouse employees is widespread in Will County, a report recently released by the Warehouse Workers for Justice shows. The report, “Women at Work, Women at Risk: Sexual harassment and assault in Will County warehouses,” includes testimony from several female workers who spoke about their workplace abuse experiences at a Warehouse Workers for Justice public hearing held on March 8 in Joliet. In many cases the report found employers did little when women workers came forward about harassment, and in some instances, the employer retaliated against the employee.

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