Even though the overall number of sex harassment complaints has declined in recent years, the number of these complaints filed by men is on the increase. The number of harassment claims filed by men has doubled in the past 20 years. Last year, male employees claiming harassment hit an all-time high of 14 percent of the cases.
Most of these claims involve male-on-male harassment. Although same-sex harassment cases had been filed for years beforehand, the U.S. Supreme Court definitively allowed these claims under the federal sex discrimination laws back in 1998.