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Surge in Sexual Harassment Complaints

August 6th, 2018

Philadelphia sexual harassment lawyers note the surge in complaints due to the Weinstein effect.Last October, when both the New York Times and The New Yorker published stories about Harvey Weinstein allegedly raping, assaulting, and sexually harassing several women, it propelled a nationwide backlash against workplace sexual harassment. Weinstein, an enormously successful film producer, was originally accused by more than a dozen women, but the numbers quickly grew as the story gained steam.

The chain of events led to the firing of the movie mogul, and the numerous allegations spawned the MeToo movement, where countless individuals shared their own stories of sexual harassment and misconduct. The ensuing protests encouraged women and men in every industry to report offenses, leading to what has since been labeled the Weinstein Effect.

Sexual harassment claims have risen rapidly in many locations throughout the United States, with victims coming forward to expose leaders and others in media, politics, and a wide range of industries. For example, sexual harassment complaints nearly doubled in California during the first few months after the scandal, and New York saw a 60 percent increase in complaints as well.

Whether it is a product of increased awareness about sexual harassment, or the nationwide sense of encouragement and support for victims, the rise in complaints has led to many victims seeking attorneys who can help prove their claims and seek justice on their behalf. Victims now feel empowered to speak up and demand that abusers are held accountable.

If you have endured sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior on the job, or if you have suffered any other injustice at work, please call the Philadelphia sexual harassment lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. at 215-569-1999, or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation. We can offer guidance toward righting the wrongs and obtaining financial compensation for your suffering. We are centrally located in Philadelphia, and we proudly serve clients from the surrounding areas, including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County.

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