• Minimizing Risk in the "New" Sexual Harassment Environment
  • November 21, 2018
  • Law Firm: - Office
  • Last week, numbers were released which indicate sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") increased more than twelve percent as of September 30, 2018. Since January 1, the EEOC has filed 41 sexual harassment lawsuits, a fifty percent increase from last year. In July 2018, the EEOC filed seven sexual harassment lawsuits - six of the seven involved female employees; five of the seven involved purported harassment by a supervisor, manager or owner; and two of the seven alleged failure to distribute the employer's sexual harassment policy and/or properly train employees on reporting procedures.