From Hollywood to Congress, the news media to the #MeToo movement on social media, 2017 was the year that women and men from many walks of life stepped forward to reveal stories of sexual harassment.

Since September, harassment allegations and lawsuits have made headlines almost daily, claiming the careers of one high-profile leader after another and opening the eyes of many to the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace. Outside of the headlines, employers of all industries are seeing an uptick in claims of harassment. USA Today recently reported an increase in employees bringing outside attorneys into the conversation with their employers, and EEOC is reporting a rise in sexual harassment charges aga