The resources below provide general information and research about sexual harassment in the workplace.

Sexual Harassment and Assault at Work: Understanding the Costs this briefing paper by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) reviews current literature on sexual harassment and assault and the impact on women’s economic advancement and economic security. Recommendations for preventing sexual harassment are also included.

Out of the Shadows: An Analysis of Sexual Harassment Charges filed by Working Women (PDF, 38 pages) The National Women’s Law Center analyzed sexual harassment charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by women in the private sector between 2012 and 2016. In 2016, almost 7,000 sexual harassment charges were filed, 82% by women. This report shares the findings from their analysis and recommendations for future research, prevention by employers, and legislative change.

#MeTooWhatNext: Strengthening Workplace Sexual Harassment Protections and Accountability this resource from the National Women’s Law Center focuses on policy changes to extend protections to more workers, strengthening employees ability to hold employers and individuals accountable for harassment, redressing the harm to victims, restricting employer imposed secrecy, and requiring sexual harassment prevention strategies.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) June 2016 Report of the Co-Chairs of the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace

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