The #MeToo era initiated what has proven to be an ongoing public dialogue about sexual harassment and violence, particularly their effects in the workplace. This dialogue has resulted in not just greater awareness of the problem, but an actual increase in workers objecting to sexual harassment and pursuing their legal claims if their employers do not remedy the problem. For example, the first year of the #MeToo era resulted in an increase of more than 12 percent in sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over investigating such claims.
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