You’re reading the November edition of the HR Advisor Newsletter. We review recent statistics from the EEOC on sexual harassment lawsuits—they increased in 2018!

Did You Know?

  • • The EEOC filed 50% more sexual harassment lawsuits in Fiscal Year 2018 (2018) than it did in Fiscal Year 2017 (2017).
  • Charges filed with the EEOC alleging sexual harassment increased by more than 12% from 2017.
  • For charges alleging harassment, reasonable cause findings increased to nearly 1,200 in 2018 compared to 970 in 2017. Successful conciliations (agreements reached without a lawsuit) were up to nearly 500 from 348 in 2017.
  • The EEOC recovered nearly 50% more for victims of sexual harassment through administrative enforcement and litigation in 2018; $70 million, up from $47.5 million in 2017.