Waitstaff sometimes put up with bad behavior from customers because they are reliant on tips.

Waitstaff sometimes put up with bad behavior from customers because they are reliant on tips.

Nationwide, the restaurant industry reports the highest rates of sexual harassment. In a customer-focused, service-oriented and male-dominated workplace where many rely on tips to make their livings, employees often contend with harassment from both customers in the front of the house and co-workers in the back. Kojo explores what the problem of sexual harassment in the restaurant industry looks like locally and what can be done to address it.

Guests

  • Carlie Steiner Co-Owner & Beverage Director, Himitsu; @kissanddrink
  • Miranda Rosenfelt Chef De Cuisine, Sally's Middle Name; @SallysMiddleNam
  • Saru Jayaraman Co-Founder and Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United; Author, Behind the Kitchen Door; @SaruJayaraman

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It's the dark side of working in the restaurant industry: propositions, groping, a roofie slipped into a drink, outright assault. The restaurant industry has the highest rates of sexual harassment of any industry in the nation. While many who have experienced it felt it was just the nature of the industry, that may change as ...

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