Servers who have to rely on tips to make a living wage are often subjected to behavior from customers that would make some people blush. Lewd comments, sexual innuendos and other unwanted advances plague the servers in the restaurant industry. While those facts might make some people scream that servers should just stand up to rowdy and unruly restaurant patrons, it often isn't that simple. Our readers in California might find this complex issue rather interesting.
The Restaurant Opportunities Center has released a report that took surveys completed by 688 workers from the restaurant industry into account. It found that workers who rely on tips for a living are dealing with unwanted sexual advances at a higher rate than those who are in non-tipped positions. That rate of sexual harassment is increased in states that have a lower tipped minimum wage.