• This article was originally published February 20, 2018 as part of Law360.com's  Expert Analysis Opinion Long overdue, the #MeToo movement has emerged to challenge workplace cultures that foster pervasive sexual harassment. Importantly, this is a movement and not just a moment. As Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently said, #MeToo has staying power. “I don’t think there will be a serious backlash,” she told CNN’s Poppy Harlow, “It’s too widespread.” [i] The movement is widespread because the problem infects nearly all corners of the economy. In 2016, the EEOC concluded that at least one in four people are affected by workplace harassment in the United States. [ii] Moreover, wherever sexual harassment is rampant, it ...

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