By: Camille Respess
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Around the country, the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up initiative, are taking hold. Both strive to combat sexual violence and gender inequality. With that, more victims of sexual harassment and violence are coming forward to tell their stories and seek justice.
But, according to recent data, the majority of sexual harassment and assault cases filed by employees against their employers in this country end up being dismissed by judges. In fact, according to data from NPR, only three to six percent of these cases appear in court for trial. This is a staggering statistic in comparison to a study conducted by Stop Street Harassment. The nonprofit organization has found that 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men in the United States have experienced sexual harassment sometime in their life.
The Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy III is skilled in representing victims of sexual violence. We want to fight for these individuals. We want to change these statistics.
The NPR article, Sexual Harassment Cases Often Rejected By Courts, details the history of sexual harassment cases. According to the article, five to 15 percent of women report instances of sexual harassment they experience in the workplace, while an NBC survey show a quarter to half of women experience this harassment.
Our expert attorneys are prepared to represent victims of sexual violence — we want to hear from you. Our experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy III want to hear from you. If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual harassment or assault, contact us.