The unique challenges that low-wage women face when they’re sexually harassed at work
Emily Martin knows the problem well. She’s the general counsel and vice president of workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center, an organization that provides policy advocacy and legal counsel for female workers. Martin recalls a recent conversation with a group of female Walmart employees who endured sexually inappropriate touching and name calling at the hands of their supervisor. One of the reasons they didn’t want to come forward, Martin remembers, was that for many of these women, that Walmart paycheck was the last thing standing between their family and financial disaster.