Hands Off Pants On: Sexual Harassment in Chicago’s Hospitality Industry
(Full report available for download)
A survey conducted by UNITE HERE Local 1 found that the women who work in Chicagoland hotels and casinos face a high level of sexual harassment, mainly from male guests:
49% of housekeepers surveyed have had guest(s) expose themselves, flash them, or answer the door naked.
65% of casino cocktail servers surveyed have had a guest grope, pinch or grab them or try to touch them in an unwelcome way.
The details of the women’s individual stories are shocking but the frequency and widespread nature of indecent guest behavior is equally alarming. Read the report for the full survey findings. Learn about proposed changes in local and state laws to address the serious issue of sexual harassment in Chicago’s hospitality industry.