The #MeToo movement took off in October 2017 to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. High-profile sexual harassment cases involving powerful people in Hollywood, politics and business have been making headlines since.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is not a recent phenomenon. Each year, more than 6,000 charges of alleged sexual harassment are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and this does not include the charges filed with state and local fair employment agencies. In fiscal year 2017, the EEOC collected $46.3 million in monetary benefits for victims of sexual harassment.
CalChamber employment law counsel prepared a white paper, 10 Things You Might Not Know About Sexual Harassment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, to educate employers on sexual harassment prevention.
- The “new” harassment;
- Workplace romances;
- Harassment complaints; and
- Other mistakes employers make.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Sexual Harassment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You is available for nonmembers to download. CalChamber members can download the white paper on HRCalifornia.