A major new report from Young Women’s Trust has found that, despite the #MeToo movement and reforms including gender pay gap reporting, millions of women continue to lose out in the workplace – and mental health inequalities have got worse. 

The survey of 4,000 young people shows that, nearly a year on from #MeToo, a third of young women do not know how to report sexual harassment at work and a quarter would be reluctant to do so for fear of losing their job. 

Sexual harassment is still a problem for young women

The figures make depressing reading:

1. 15% of young women (some 800,000 young women), have been sexually harassed at work and not reported it - this double the number of women who have experienced it and reported it (eight per cent).

2. A third of young women (32% per cent) say they don’t know how to report sexual harassment.

3. One in five young women (18 %) say that they are too scared to report sexual harassment at work and a quarter of young women (24 %) would be reluctant to report sexual harassment for fear of losing their job, or fear of being given fewer hours (17%). 

The survey also raises issues about debt, mental health and unequal pay.