Frontline: Rape on the Night Shift Every night, as most of us head home, janitors across America, many of them women, begin their night shift. They are often alone or isolated in empty buildings - and vulnerable to sexual violence on the job.
With women around the country coming forward with accounts of sexual assault and misconduct by men in politics, media and entertainment, FRONTLINE presents an updated version of its collaborative investigation revealing sexual abuse in the janitorial industry. This investigation from FRONTLINE, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, Univision, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, and KQED finds that immigrant women working as janitors are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault, and that many are afraid to come forward about abuse out of fear they'll lose their jobs or be deported.
From San Francisco's Ferry Building, to the malls of Minnesota, to big box stores across the country, the investigative team finds violations across the janitorial industry involving companies large and small. With firsthand accounts from female janitorial workers who say they have been sexually abused by their coworkers and supervisors, the collaborative investigation explores the steep price many women in the janitorial industry pay to keep their jobs and provide for their families, examines why such cases are often difficult to prosecute, and looks at how the government, businesses and law enforcement are responding to the problem.
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