There is a severe lack of research into what the real effect of workplace abuse is, and how we actually prevent or fix abuse. Studies vary on how much workplace abuse occurs.
The same groups that are targeted for workplace abuse are also the same groups that are paid less and offered less opportunity at work. People of color, women, individuals with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community and all intersections of each, are all disproportionately affected and disproportionately paid.
Our Unmasked series places survivors of workplace abuse in the researcher's seat. Together, we review cases of discrimination, and survivors point out the harassing and discriminating behavior. Through this guided process we are building the first resource library for identifying abusers, preventing harassment, and defending yourself when you've become a target.