Forest Service Women: We Faced Assault, Mistreatment, Retaliation

"Female Forest Service workers in California reported enduring sexual misconduct, harassment and a fear of retaliation if they complained, according to a previously unreleased study obtained by McClatchy under the Freedom of Information Act.

While many Forest Service employees voiced general satisfaction with their workplaces, women were much more likely than men to identify serious problems in the 2015 survey.

Their grievances spanned a wide range, from misdeeds to mismanagement, and they echoed complaints lodged by women in the military and other federal agencies."

Michael Doyle reports for McClatchy Washington Bureau May 30, 2017.

Source: McClatchy, 05/30/2017