In 2015, about 1 in every 3 complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was related to workplace harassment.
That is according to a recent report released by EEOC officials, which has also revealed some other important – and, perhaps, unsettling – trends about the nature of workplace harassment in the U.S.
In addition to reporting that about 30,000 harassment-related complaints were filed with federal officials in 2015 alone, the EEOC report has also uncovered the following findings:
While these findings certainly present a clearer picture of the pervasive nature of workplace harassment in the U.S., EEOC officials are pushing for additional funding for further studies. They are hoping to not only gain a deeper understanding about the scope of workplace harassment but also to find better ways to protect workers and make it safer for them to report harassment incidences.
At this point, however, the EEOC is urging employers across the nation to focus on developing programs, procedures, and policies that would:
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