Workplace sexual harassment is illegal. But how prevalent is it? And how costly are legal fees, lost productivity, and other consequences?
We found few reliable nationwide estimates across workplaces. Experts say recurring national surveys would help answer these questions.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission collects data on sexual harassment claims but can’t fully analyze the problem. Specifically, EEOC doesn’t separate data on claims that employers retaliated against workers who reported sexual harassment from claims that employers retaliated for other reasons.
Source: WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Experts Suggest Expanding Data Collection to Improve Understanding of Prevalence and Costs