Workplace sexual harassment claims have spiked in the #MeToo era

New York (CNN Business)The number of workplace sexual harassment claims filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has spiked in the year since the #MeToo movement took off.

Sexual harassment charges filed with the agency increased more than 12% in the year ending September 30, according to preliminary figures. The EEOC is in charge of enforcing civil rights laws in the workplace.
The agency said it filed 41 lawsuits that involved allegations of sexual harassment, a 50% increase from the previous year.

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