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Report: Lawyers, HR Staff Could Get a Resource Boost as #MeToo Allegations Rise

Jun 26, 2019

The number of sexual harassment reports rose last year, according to survey results released Wednesday, and it’s leading companies to hire more human resources professionals, including lawyers.

Software company HR Acuity’s third annual benchmark survey found 53% of the 158 respondent organizations saw an increase in sexual harassment claims last year. More than 40% reported they expect that trend to continue in the next 12 months.