Chester County Women's Commission and the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls

The Chester County Women's Commission and the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls have partnered to develop this survey about sexual harassment in the workplace to inform community conversations and strategies to encourage healthy, safe, and productive workplace environments in Chester County.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey is entirely voluntary and anonymous, and is being administered by an independent third party. You may skip any question and exit the survey at any time. Sections are provided following each question where you have the option of sharing comments, details, and stories about your experiences. Please be assured that findings will be presented to ensure that responses cannot be connected to any individual or workplace.

The survey asks about your experiences, knowledge, and perceptions primarily about your current workplace, as well as some questions about prior workplace experiences. Please note that some of the language is explicit to ensure clarity about behaviors and experiences related to sexual harassment, and some may find it uncomfortable or that it surfaces the need to talk to someone. Resources are available to help, including The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County's hotline: 610-692-7273.

Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights through this survey. Your participation will contribute to important conversations and efforts about workplace experiences in Chester County.

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* 1. Which sector do you currently work in? Select the category that best reflects your work.

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* 2. How long have you worked in your current workplace?

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* 3. How many people are employed in your current workplace?

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* 4. Which best describes your position in your current workplace?

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* 5. Check 'yes' if you have you ever experienced or witnessed any of the following in your current workplace (otherwise leave blank):

  Yes, I experienced this myself Yes, I witnessed another person being treated this way
Touched in a way that made I/another person feel uncomfortable
Unwanted attempts to establish sexual relationship despite efforts to discourage it
Threatened with retaliation for not being sexually cooperative (e.g., not getting a good review, being passed over for an opportunity)
Physically threatened or assaulted
Made to feel like I/another person were being bribed with some sort of reward or special treatment to engage in sexual behavior

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* 6. Please answer yes or no to the following statements as they relate to your current workplace. Someone at work...

  Yes No
Put me down or treated me in a condescending way because of my gender
Referred to people of my gender in insulting or offensive terms
Sent or copied me on emails, texts, or instant messages of a sexual nature at work
Made offensive remarks about my appearance, body, or sexual activities
Told sexual stories or jokes that were offensive
Displayed materials or items of a sexual or disparaging nature, including sexual images
Made comments of a sexual nature about themselves or others
Asked me personal questions of a sexual nature 

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* 7. Does your current workplace have a process for responding to behaviors of concern, such as those listed above?

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* 8. If you opted not to report a sexual harassment incident (such as the behaviors listed in the above questions) at your current workplace that you experienced, what were the reasons? Check all that apply. If you have not experienced an incident to report, check N/A.

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* 9. If you witnessed someone being sexually harassed at your current workplace (any of the behaviors listed above), how did you react? Check all that apply:

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* 10. To what extent do you agree with the following statements?

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Clients/members/patrons treat staff with dignity and respect.
My supervisors care about my well-being.
I feel safe at work.
My coworkers treat each other with dignity and respect.
Employees are encouraged to speak-up.

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* 11. How comfortable would you feel discussing a behavior or experience related to sexual harassment that made you feel uncomfortable with any of the following at your current workplace?

  Very comfortable Comfortable Neutral Uncomfortable Very uncomfortable N/A
The person involved
A coworker who is not a supervisor
A supervisor
A senior leader
HR staff

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* 12. If you reported a sexual harassment incident at your current workplace, what happened? Check all that apply. If you have not reported an incident, check N/A.

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* 13. In the course of doing your job, have you been sexually harassed by a client, customer, or colleague (i.e., a person that does not work for your employer, but is served by or works with your employer)?

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* 14. Reflecting on all of your workplace experiences, past and present, estimate how many times you have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment, including any of the behaviors or situations described in the questions above:

  I experienced sexual harassment this many times I witnessed sexual harassment this many times
Never
1 - 5
6 - 10 
11 - 20
21 - 50
Over 50

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* 15. Reflecting on all of your workplace experiences, past and present, estimate how many different individuals subjected you or another person that you witnessed to any form of sexual harassment, including any of the behaviors or situations described in the questions above:

  # of individuals that subjected me to sexual harassment # of individuals that I witnessed subjecting others to sexual harassment
1 - 5 
6 - 10 
11 - 20 
21 - 50 
Over 50 

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* 16. In the past, have you left a job because of sexual harassment, including any of the behaviors or questions described in the questions above?

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* 17. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements as they relate to general attitudes about sexual harassment at work (i.e., not necessarily just at your workplace). Compared to three years ago...

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree No opinion
I am more comfortable addressing issues of sexual harassment.
I am confident that incidents of sexual harassment will decrease in the future.
Employer responsiveness to sexual harassment at work has improved (e.g., policies, trainings, interventions, other support).
Awareness about sexual harassment at work has increased.
Sexual harassment behaviors are generally less tolerated at work.

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* 18. Please provide any other comments about sexual harassment at work that may not have been covered in this survey.

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