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In the wake of #MeToo, more U.S. companies reviewed their sexual harassment policies

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements led to a spike in the amount of reported sexual harassment across the country, specifically in office settings.

Settling these claims, which often takes place outside of court, not only has repercussions for a company’s image but typically costs an organization between $75,000 and $125,000.The highest compensation a victim of workplace harassment has received in the U.S. was $168 million.

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, which began in October 2017 with the publication of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against film mogul Harvey Weinstein in the New Yorker and The New York Times, have pushed employers across all professions to examine their policy on sexual harassment.

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