#MeTooWhatNext: Strengthening Workplace Sexual Harassment Protections and Accountability

Source: Maya Raghu & JoAnna Suriani, December 2017

From the summary:
Employees are protected from workplace sexual harassment – a form of sex discrimination defined as unwelcome attention or behavior that workers experience because of their sex – by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal law prohibiting discrimination in the workplace. Almost every state also has some form of workplace antidiscrimination law providing protections. Yet sexual harassment remains a widespread problem, affecting workers in every state, in every kind of workplace setting and industry, and at every level of employment. In Federal Fiscal Year 2016, nearly 30,000 harassment charges were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); nearly one-quarter of those charges alleged sexual harassment, and 83.4 percent of sexual harassment charges were brought by women. But the charge statistics do not even begin to represent the extent of sexual harassment in the workplace, given that a survey found that 70 percent of workers who experience sexual harassment say they have never reported it. Whether suffering harassment from supervisors, coworkers, or third parties, such as customers, most victims of harassment are suffering in silence.

Related:
ISSUE PAGE: #MeTooWhatNext

FACT SHEET: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
FACT SHEET: FAQ About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
FACT SHEET: The Fair Employment Protection Act: Why Workers Need Strong Protections from Harassment
FACT SHEET: Fair Employment Protection Act (S. 3089, H.R. 5693) Section-by-Section Summary
FACT SHEET: The Fair Employment Protection Act: Restoring Protections from Workplace Harassment

Union Women: #MeToo & #TIMESUP Movement
Source: Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), 2018