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86 Harassment is dedicated to promoting a safer and more respectful workplace environment in the beverage alcohol and hospitality industries. We strive to provide education and resources to businesses and individuals to help reduce incidents of sexual harassment. Our ultimate goal is to create a community where everyone feels safe and valued in their workplace.

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There is a business imperative to reduce sexual harassment in the beverage alcohol and hospitality industries.

Because Harassment Hurts Everyone.


We are here to provide a solution.

For Employers

86 Harassment is a comprehensive resource for employers seeking to prevent and respond to harassment in the workplace. Our platform offers industry-specific training by RAINN, a dedicated hotline for crisis intervention services, and guidelines to help employers create a safe and respectful work environment. Trust us to provide the tools and information you need to address harassment in your workplace.

For Employees

86 Harassment is a pioneering initiative that aims to tackle sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the beverage alcohol and hospitality industries. It is a collaborative effort that provides resources, support, and education to create safer work environments for all employees and customers.


Harassment Hurts
Employee Satisfaction:

Research suggests that employees who observe harassment in the workplace are more likely to experience lower psychological and physical well-being. The driving factors of this were empathy for the victim, concerns about a hostile workplace, and even fears of becoming the next target of harassment.



Source: EVERFI

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Hiring & Retention:

Toxic workplace culture was the #1 reason employees quit their job in 2021. A toxic corporate culture is 10.4x more powerful than compensation in predicting a company’s attrition rate. 73% of U.S. job seekers apply to a company only if its corporate culture aligns with their values.

Source: MIT Sloan Management Review

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Sorting and Cataloging Inventory

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Company Reputation:

A single sexual harassment claim can be enough to dramatically shape public perception of a company and elicit perceptions of structural unfairness. Handling the sexual harassment claim well (being timely, informative, and considerate toward the victim) can redeem the company’s reputation.

Source: Harvard Business Review

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Eighty-six is slang meaning "to throw out," "to get rid of," or "to refuse service to." It comes from 1930s restaurant / hospitality slang meaning that an item was sold out.


There is varying anecdotal evidence about why the term eighty-six was used, but the most common theory is that it is rhyming slang for nix.

Hover to Find Out!

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86 Harassment is a key initiative of Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS), the only global membership organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women across every industry sector and all three-tiers of the beverage alcohol industry.

Thank you to our Industry Sponsors for your financial support:

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