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ABC 7 News: Silicon Valley advocacy groups say sexual harassment claims increasing

November 21, 2017 | by

ABC 7 News covered sexual harassment claims in the San Francisco Bay Area and a recent surge in claims post-Weinstein, quoting Senior Staff Attorney Jessica Stender:

“The fear of being retaliated against or black listed has kept women from speaking out about these issues,” said Jessica Stender of the Equal Rights Advocates.

These issues are the silent secret now getting a voice.

With heavy hitters like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spaceyfacing accusations, women’s advocacy groups have seen a surge in calls from low-wage workers.

“I think it’s been an eye-opener to see how pervasive this problem really is,” Stender added.

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