It’s been about sixteen months since Harvey Weinstein was dismissed from Miramax and the Academy over multiple complaints of sexual harassment. Late last year the EEOC (2018) released a report of harassment claims in the workplace. Complaints based on based on sex, race, color, disability, age, national origin, or religion are investigated. A fraction of those complaints (66 in fiscal 2018) reach the lawsuit stage. Among the reported findings:
Claims spanned all industries, with examples including United Airlines, G2, Del Taco, Happy Valley Nursing, Blackwater, Mediacom, and Piggly Wiggly.
Over 60% of those claims included allegations of sexual harassment. This represents a 50% increase in the number of suits filed in FY 2017.