#MeToo Movement Has Led to Large Payouts for Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
Following the #MeToo movement that began in 2017, in which people across the world spoke out against sexual harassment and sexual assault that they have faced in their lives, particularly in the workplace, companies have been increasingly under the microscope for sexual harassment lawsuits. As a result, corporations have lost lawsuits or settled for significant amounts of money due to sexual harassment cases brought by employees or investors in a company and filed by sexual harassment attorneys.
One example of sexual harassment cases leading to a large payout was a settlement agreement by Twentieth Century Fox for $90 million, which was one of the largest shareholder derivative settlements ever. The lawsuit alleged that “the company’s management permitted a culture of sexual and racial harassment to permeate the company, ultimately resulting in financial and reputational harm to the company, according to an article in Law360.
Not only are investors winning cases against companies not doing anything about sexual harassment, but former employees as well. One such example is a lawsuit against a construction company that did nothing to prevent pervasive sexual harassment, which settled for $1.5 million.
Hopefully, this increase in attention and lawsuits will lead to companies taking sexual harassment in the workplace more seriously. Luckily, sexual harassment attorneys are ready to fight for you. In order to hold employers accountable for sexual harassment in the workplace, it is very important that if you experience sexual harassment that you contact a sexual harassment lawyer as soon as possible. Call us today at 888-320-7936 or sign up here for a free and confidential consultation to see if we can help.