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‘Hazard pay’ for sexual harassment

Both men and women workers who are at risk of sexual harassment on the job are paid more for exposure to that risk, according to a US study.

But while women are six times more likely to experience sexual harassment than men, they are paid 25 cents per hour more than workers who are not at risk—compared to men who receive 50 cents per hour more.

“Sexual harassment in the workplace is so universally despised that people require some extra compensation for exposure to a sexually harassing environment,” says Joni Hersch, professor of law and economics at Vanderbilt University.

Read more at Vanderbilt University

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