|March 22, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Statistics show that sexual harassment in the workplace is an unfortunate reality. Surveys conducted over the years have suggested that approximately 25 percent of women have experienced some sort of sexual harassment in the workplace. According to more recent polls, those numbers are increasing. In fact, just several weeks ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released figures showing that claims of sexual harassment have increased dramatically in the past year.
As discussed in #MeToo: A New Spotlight On An Old Problem, sexual misconduct and harassment is at the forefront of national conversation as never before. And, as this companion article cautions, given this heightened sense of awareness, you should be more vigilant than ever and ready to respond appropriately to any complaint about or knowledge of conduct that could constitute sexual harassment, regardless of where it originates.