Sexual harassment has risen to the forefront of Employment Practices risk, driven in large part by societal awareness inspired by the #MeToo movement.
Over the last year the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it received more than double the hits to its website page on sexual harassment as employers and employees looked for information. The EEOC filed 41 lawsuits alleging sexual harassment in the workplace in fiscal year 2018 — a 50 percent increase in this type of suit over FY 2017.
Download this infographic from Nationwide and Advisen to see how this form of harassment can be defined, which industries have been most affected, and how it has changed throughout the years.