Nevada Is One Of The Worst States For Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
Workplace sexual harassment has always been a major problem throughout the world, not just the United States. Now, a new study shows that there are more legal charges on file in Nevada than in many other states. We’re not the worst, but close to it.
New Workplace Sexual Harassment Study Puts Nevada In Top 5 Worst
One must remember that the basis for the rankings in this study are not total workplace sexual harassment charges on file. Instead, the basis is the number of charges on file per 100,000 people in each state. This study reveals that the years 2018 through 2021 Nevada averages 4.37 sexual harassment charges per 100,000 people. That puts “The Silver State” in fourth place in this study. Certainly, not something we Nevadans are proud of.
The data was collected and studied the group at MayfairLegalFunding.com. Even though the rankings are disappointing for Nevada, it is interesting to note that there has been a large decline in workplace sexual harassment charges on file since 2018. In the first year of this study, 2018, there are 246 cases on file.
In general, 2018 is the year that the #metoo movement goes viral throughout the world. This movement gained a great deal of momentum after sexual abuse charges were filed against film producer Harvey Weinstein in October 2017. Weinstein’s case brought much needed attention to this ongoing problem in Hollywood and throughout the world.
Then in 2019, workplace sexual harassment cases filed dropped to 109. Nevada goes back to double digit numbers in 2020 (92) and 2021 (96). Could it be that the number of cases filed in 2020 and 2021 were lower because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown? Many people were either working remotely, or not working at all. Now that people are heading back into the workplace, we’ll see in future studies if these figures increase again. I certainly hope not.
Which States Performed Worst In This Study?
According to the MayfairLegalFunding.com study, West Virginia ranks worst for workplace sexual harassment. The Mountain State averages 5.12 cases filed per 100,000 people for the years 2018 through 2021. Kansas ranks second, Missouri third, and Alabama fifth to round out the top five worst states for this type of sexual abuse.