The Risk Grows
You are, no doubt, aware that sexual harassment is illegal. You've probably heard of the staggering monetary damages that have been awarded to employees who bring charges. With the #MeToo movement, and continuous news coverage, the risk grows every day.
Sexual harassment is illegal because it is a form of discrimination outlawed by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That act applies to private employers with 15 or more employees. Many states also have laws that make companies with fewer than 15 employees liable as well.