Sexual harassment is widespread in restaurants, but is often ignored, brushed under the rug, or even encouraged. With their young, predominately female employees and low-wage earners, restaurants are a hotbed for harassment. In 2017, the #MeToo movement was born after a famed entertainment mogul was accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple women. Thereafter, multiple high profile restauranteurs were accused of horrific incidents of sexual harassment and assault, heightening awareness of sexual harassment in the restaurant industry. The purpose of this case study is to increase awareness of sexual harassment and its consequences, to develop ways to prevent sexual harassment, and to change the culture of sexual harassment acceptance in the restaurant industry.
- hostile environment
- quid pro quo
- Sexual harassment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management