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Male Harassment Cases Present New Challenges

Law360 (October 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sexually explicit comments. Inappropriate touching. Retaliatory action. These are the allegations you would expect in sexual harassment cases filed by women. But now, a growing number of men are filing actions over the same purported conduct.

There is a growing trend of men filing sexual harassment charges, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported. In fiscal year 2006, the EEOC found that 15% of sexual harassment charges reported to the agency were filed by men — the highest percentage ever reported.

Though the statistics do not account...
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