Freedom from sexual harassment in the workplace

Perpetrators of sexual harassment typically abuse their power to exploit and perpetuate women’s economic insecurity. We must reform workplace culture to eliminate sexual harassment and ensure system-wide accountability for abuse. To meaningfully eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace, we must eliminate existing legal barriers, create less costly mechanisms for reporting violations, enhance employer responsiveness and accountability through mandatory reporting of complaint data to fair employment enforcement agencies, and ensure effective safeguards and penalties against harassment and retaliation. Our job is not done until the most vulnerable workers can come forward.