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Office holiday functions do serve a legitimate business purpose: They can boost morale and reward workers for jobs well done. mediaphotos/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Holiday Parties Gone Wrong: Careful Where You Hang The Mistletoe

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Initially, engineer Niniane Wang didn't want to go public with sex harassment allegations because she worried it would jeopardize her relationships with other investors. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Fortune hide caption

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How A Female Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali in October in New York City. Batali said Monday he was stepping aside from day-to-day running of his businesses amid allegations of sexual misconduct by women who worked for him. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYCWFF hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan administers the House oath of office to Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, during a mock ceremony in January. Farenthold reached a private 2015 settlement for $84,000 with his former communications director over sexual harassment allegations. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Former Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., in 2006. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., is facing sexual harassment allegations that he propositioned a former staffer for dates and sexual encounters despite her repeated rejections. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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Anita Hill testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 11, 1991, regarding Clarence Thomas' confirmation to the Supreme Court. AP hide caption

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For Years, Anita Hill Was A 'Canary In The Coal Mine' For Women Speaking Out

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Former NBC TV host Matt Lauer says,"Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching," after he was fired over allegations of sexual misconduct. He's seen here arriving at Rio de Janeiro International Airport for the 2016 Olympics last year. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Garrison Keillor, creator and former host of A Prairie Home Companion, talks at his St. Paul, Minn., office in July. Minnesota Public Radio has announced it is cutting ties with Keillor and his production company owing to allegations of inappropriate behavior. Jeff Baenen/AP hide caption

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Victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse and their supporters protest during a #MeToo march in Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 12. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sexual Harassment Cases Often Rejected By Courts

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