The sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement. New York state and New York City have enacted laws requiring training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt testifies at a Senate banking committee hearing in May 2017. An employee says her secret recordings show that he held up her pay raise as he pressed her for a relationship.
An Uber car waits for a client in Manhattan last June. Uber says customers, drivers and employees who are sexually harassed or assaulted won't have to go to arbitration, which required them to keep their stories private.
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Nina Irizarry says she was sexually harassed in various jobs as a contractor but didn't have a human resources person to turn to or an employer to sue.
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Isabel Escobar (far right) was among a group of Arise Chicago members — Latina and Polish home cleaners, nannies and home care workers — advocating for the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights during an October 2015 trip to the state capital in Springfield.
Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., in March 2013. News broke Jan. 20 of his taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlement with a staff member. Now he has decided not to seek re-election in November.