Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Litigating Sexual Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era

July 2018 Bar Bulletin

By Jill D. Schmid and Thomas M. O’Toole

The ramifications of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have been public and swift: celebrities and public figures losing their jobs, with some facing criminal charges and others receiving civil penalties. At one point, it seemed like every breaking news story was reporting accusations about another prominent figure.

For every Weinstein, Lauer and Rose, there are hundreds more unheard-of perpetrators. For every Milano, Jolie and Witherspoon, there are hundreds more average working women who have been on the receiving end of inappropriate conduct.1And for every Allred, Mesereau and Bloom, there are hundreds of law...

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