More than 1 in 4 workers indicated that due to recent high profile allegations of sexual harassment, office romances are not acceptable. Although opinions might be changing, 52% of survey respondents admitted to having had at least one office romance.
When it comes to preventing workplace harassment, a recent study by SHRM has mixed reviews. While there is some progress, there is also an absence of an overall cultural shift. For instance, two-thirds of executives have not changed their behaviors at all.
The #MeToo movement has renewed attention on sexual harassment in the workplace and California has passed several anti-harassment laws this year.
Starting January 1, 2019, employers cannot be sued by employees (or former employees) who are subject to sexual harassment complaints in the workplace.