Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wall Street Journal Reports Sharp Increase in Workplace Harassment Claims by Men

The Wallstreet Journal reported yesterday that, since the start of the recession, a growing number of sexual harassment complaints have come from men. The Journal reports that some 16.4% of all sexual harassment claims—or 2,094 claims—were filed by men in fiscal 2009, up from 15.4%, or 1,869 claims, in fiscal 2006, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Journal's LawBlog contains an interesting discussion of this issue.