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Government Enforcement in MeToo Era Tallies 15 New Lawsuits

June 22, 2018, 12:31 PM

The U.S. government’s job rights watchdog recently put its considerable weight more firmly behind the #MeToo movement by reconvening an agency task force on workplace harassment and filing a wave of new lawsuits that allege sexual harassment.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought seven enforcement actions within 48 hours of its June 11 public meeting—and filed an eighth the following day. That flurry of lawsuits more than doubled the number of sexual harassment suits the agency has leveled against private-sector employers in the first seven months since a Twitter post by actress Alyssa Milano helped to spark a worldwide ...