EEOC Sees No Increase In Charges Since Start Of #MeToo

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 10:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hasn’t seen a surge in sexual harassment complaints since the start of the #MeToo movement, but more workers have been threatening to sue, acting EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic said Tuesday at a Society for Human Resource Management conference in Washington, D.C.

Lipnic, who was joined by Duane Morris LLP partner Jonathan Segal, told attendees at SHRM’s 2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference that employer groups and insurers that pay out on harassment claims have been fielding more and more letters from workers’ attorneys laying out possible claims in recent months.

“People may not be, yet,...

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