Reports of high-profile men in media, entertainment and politics making lewd comments, groping women and worse have dominated headlines for months. The “#MeToo” social media movement brought forth a flood of sexual harassment accusations — some by men, but most by women — in nearly every industry.
While instances of quid pro quo harassment do occur, hostile work environment claims are more common, said Kim Jeselskis, an employment law attorney with Katz Korin Cunningham. Hostile work environment situations don’t necessarily end in a tangible employment action, but instead negatively impact an employee’s ability to work due to inappropriate comments or conduct, Jeselskis said.
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