Despite increased efforts to prevent harassment and discrimination, approximately 75% of incidents will never be reported. Even with heightened awareness around this issue, countless individuals are suffering silently while bearing the professional and personal costs of toxic behavior in the workplace. And companies are—in many cases unknowingly—bearing their side of the cost with legal risk, productivity loss, retention issues, higher healthcare costs, and potential PR disasters that they can’t adequately anticipate.
We are living in a time of unprecedented awareness around the issues of workplace harassment and discrimination. And yet the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission estimates that 75% of workplace harassment and discrimination goes unreported, leaving organizations in the dark about their level of risk and the true health of their culture.