For decades, the restaurant industry has been a bastion for sexual harassment, sexism and workplace bullying. Many who work in the restaurant industry are women, immigrants, and, in some cases, undocumented immigrants, who may feel powerless in confrontations with crude and offensive co-workers, customers and managers.
It only takes a quick look at a newspaper in 2018 to see that sexual harassment and discrimination are a big problem for women in the workforce. There have been a large number of high-profile complaints putting a spotlight on these issues. Sexual harassment gets more headlines, but discrimination based on gender is an equally significant problem for women.