Bloomberg Law
March 20, 2018, 12:07 PM

#MeToo Movement Keeps Employment Lawyers Busy

Gayle Cinquegrani
Gayle Cinquegrani

The floodgate of sexual misconduct allegations opened last October by the #MeToo movement hasn’t brought a tsunami of workplace sexual harassment claims—at least not yet—but it has led to a surge of work for employment lawyers.

“The attorneys in our firm who handle this type of work are certainly busier,” said Edward M. Cherof, a principal at Jackson Lewis and co-leader of the firm’s workplace training practice group. Jackson Lewis hasn’t seen an immediate increase in claims, whether EEOC charges or litigation, “but we are spending more time with our clients” in preventive activities, Cherof told Bloomberg Law. “I think ...

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