According to a survey carried out between November and December 2013 among construction workers, 61% had heard sexist language during the past year and 14% at least once a week. Of the women, one third reported offensive language had been directed at them during the past year, 12% said it had had an impact on their confidence and 4% had left their job due to the language used.
The results (percentages refer to the past year):
- 61.2% had heard sexist language
- 53.4% had heard racist language
- 51.2% had heard ageist language
- 48% had heard homophobic language
Only 37% thought that the problems with offensive language were typical of the construction industry and worse compared to others (via).