Women in the EU are 3.6 times more likely than men to suffer from unwanted sexual attention in the workplace.
According to a study by EU research agency Eurofound, the likelihood of a woman aged 18–34 years reporting unwanted sexual attention is three times higher than men of the same age.
The situation with regards to workplace harassment is particularly acute for frontline workers.
Healthcare workers reported up to three times higher levels of unwanted sexual attention than the EU average.
Overall, women and frontline workers are most exposed to the risks of adverse social behaviour at work, such as burnout, exhaustion, anxiety and depression.
The analysis from Eurofound emphasises that adverse social behaviour at work poses a significant risk to workers' health and well-being.
Researchers say it can have a long-term impact on individuals, with the effects potentially lasting for years after the initial incident, and may also affect their families, co-workers, employers and wider social circles in general.