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A year after #MeToo, executives are altering behavior that could be perceived as sexual harassment

Uptick in sexual harassment claims prompts C-suite crisis management plans, hotel panic buttons, EEOC complaints

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One year ago, news of rampant sexual harassment by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein broke, and the #MeToo movement was born. That sparked a nationwide conversation on the prevalence of workplace harassment and what to do about it.

Since then, one-third of executives say they have altered their actions to avoid behaviors that could be perceived as sexual harassment, according to new data from the Society for Human Resource Management.

The executives SHRM surveyed said it’s easy to see how sexual harassment harms personal and organizational performance.

Executives say sexual harassment causes...

Lower morale: 23%
Less engagement: 23%
Lower productivity: 18%
Hostile work environment: 15%
Greater turnover: 13%

And while 72% of employees said they were satisfied with their company’s efforts to stop sexual harassment in the workplace, more than one-third still believe their workplace fosters sexual harassment.

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