A new report shows that women staffers in a major British ambulance service were forced into giving sexual favors and watching pornography at work.
The female paramedics working in the South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) were called “fresh meat” when they start the job, with male colleagues often asking for sexual favors, The Sun newspaper revealed in a report on Wednesday.
The independent probe showed that SWASFT was mainly dominated by a “boys club” mentality, where sexual banter was “commonplace” and interviewees recounted repeated cases of inappropriate and abusive behavior against them.
Female employees also said managers threatened them if they refused to offer sexual favors, telling them they would get “spanked”.
The respondents to the inquiry also said that managers “openly” flirted with new employees in an attempt to exert power and control.
“It was made clear to me that if I wanted to…