Bloomberg Law
July 29, 2019, 10:30 AM

Anonymous Workplace Harassment Suits Double in #MeToo Era

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney
Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

The workers wanted to hold their former employers accountable for alleged harassment and discrimination. What they feared was using their names to do so.

Since the start of 2019, courts have confronted: a woman who didn’t want the details of an alleged sexual assault made public; a man who said he was harassed for being gay but didn’t want his sexuality revealed to his family; and a group of women who feared “career suicide” as they challenged what they describe as a fraternity culture in their workplace.

They wanted to sue under pseudonyms. But in each case, workers wrestled with ...

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