Discrimination at work: part one — office banter

This report examines some of the factors contributing to discrimination at work. Allen & Overy conducted a quantitative survey with 1,163 UK adult workers via YouGov looking at the attitudes towards office banter and the extent to which workers understand the difference between lawful and unlawful comments that can lead to harassment claims.

This survey was conducted using an online interview administered to members of the YouGov Plc GB panel of 350,000+ individuals who have agreed to take part in surveys. Fieldwork was undertaken between 12 and 18 September 2012 and this sample has been weighted to be representative of UK workers.

The charts below illustrate the sample by sector, size of organisation and industry…

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