New research suggests that although the number of sexual harassment claims reported by the EEOC has declined significantly, this does not mean there has been a solution to sexual harassment in the workplace. Rather, the trend reflects a growing desire of claimants and employers to use companies’ in-house claim resolution processes. Indeed, 95% of companies now have an in-house complaint process, while 82% have an investigation protocol in place.
Some worry that the development of these private resolutions, instead of litigation and court proceedings, creates misleading statistics that suggest that society has successfully combated the rampant sexual harassment issue in our workplaces. For example, New York is working on passing a bill that would require many companies to disclose these claims and thus ensure that the numbers illustrate the reality of the situation. California is trying to implement a similar initiative.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert sexual harassment attorneys here at the Law Office of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today ay 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!