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No Upswing in Harassment Charges, EEOC Chief Says (1)

June 11, 2018, 2:34 PMUpdated: June 11, 2018, 8:57 PM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hasn’t yet seen a big uptick in sexual harassment charges in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic (R) said June 11.

Public interest in sexual harassment issues in the workplace has exploded in the eight months since reports of alleged assaults by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein surfaced. But Lipnic said that hasn’t yet translated into more complaints for the EEOC, the government agency that enforces federal workplace discrimination and harassment laws.

The EEOC’s “workload has increased on this issue for all of our offices,” Lipnic said. “There are many reasons” that...

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