A staggering number of sex crime lawsuits flood the court system

Screenshot 2017-12-12 at 09.16.59As scandals pile up, harassment lawsuits are on track to reach their highest level in recent years.

More than 3,500 federal civil lawsuits related to harassment in the workplace have been filed so far this year, an increase over 2016, according to Lex Machina, a Menlo Park analytics firm that tracks litigation. Federal data show that the number of sex-based-harassment complaints filed in 2016 increased from the prior year.

The Lex Machina data cover federal civil lawsuits related to all types of harassment in the workplace — not just sexual harassment.

San Francisco Chronicle

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