Investigations of Workplace Harassment or Sexism Claims Have Intensified Under ‘#MeToo Scrutiny’

The process is familiar: A complaint or allegation is lodged or publicized. Calls for action are made. The accused party makes a statement and announces plans to launch an investigation.

That was the case earlier this month when McDonald’s announced it would look into sexual harassment claims brought forward by its employees. And when the MLB released a statement saying it would investigate claims of inappropriate behavior by former Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway.

Here’s what we learned: Most workplace issues don’t get reported because of fear of retaliation.

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