More Men Complaining of Sexual Harassment

With the construction industry dominated by men, these stats from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prove interesting. The last three years have shown a decrease in the number of sexual harassment cases, but more men are filing charges of sex harassment. One in five cases reported to the EEOC are filed by men. According to, between 2010 and 2013, harassment complaints decreased nearly 10 percent, but the proportion reported by men increased from 16.2 percent in 2010 to 17.8 percent in 2013. Also noteworthy: 66 percent of women and 71 percent of men admitted to having demonstrated behavior that could be perceived as harassment in the past 12 months.