With nearly half of the American workforce expected to be made up of women by 2022, it seems obvious that gender equality is a necessary feature of a successful workplace.
Working has its hardships and difficulties for members of both genders, but one issue is almost exclusively faced by women: sexual harassment.
A 2008 survey conducted by the Association of Women for Action and Research reported that 54% of women experienced some kind of sexual harassment in the workplace. Moreover, the study found that 79% of sexual harassment victims are women. 
Sexual harassment is surely an ethical issue, but it can also be a financial one. In June 2015, two New York women filed sexual harassment suits for $12 million and $20 million in damages, respectively. 
In order to promote gender equality and avoid potential financial pitfalls, do your due diligence on who you hire. Along with uncovering public records, XG Consultants Group offers an in-depth media search that can paint a fuller picture of a person’s character and present potential red flags to employers.