Bloomberg Law
Oct. 4, 2018, 3:04 PMUpdated: Oct. 4, 2018, 8:37 PM

EEOC Says Its Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Up by Over 50 Percent (1)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The number of lawsuits filed against employers by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission based on alleged sexual harassment increased by more than 50 percent in the agency’s fiscal year 2018, a period that mostly overlapped with the rise of the #MeToo movement.

The federal job rights watchdog also collected nearly $70 million from employers over that same span for workers alleging sexual harassment, the agency reported in preliminary findings announced Oct. 4. That’s up by more than $23 million from last year, the EEOC said. The number of sexual harassment charges filed by workers with the agency also jumped by ...

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