On February 19, 2017, Susan Fowler, a 26-year-old woman who had worked as a reliability engineer at Uber, then industry leader in ride-sharing, published a blog entitled "Reflecting on One Very, Very Strange Year at Uber," documenting a culture of sexual harassment, coarse language and aggressive sexual predation by men at the company. In her essay, she provided details of a string of messages her manager sent her the first day on the job, including one telling her he was "looking for a woman to have sex with."
Wells Fargo's legal problems continue to mount. Just days after a 6.2 billion class action was filed against the company, and less than a month after company officials admitted that more than 5,000 employees had created over two million bogus accounts to meet sales quotas, the company has been served with a sexual harassment complaint by a former broker for Wells Fargo Advisors in Philadelphia. The complaint alleges that the company paid female brokers less than males in similar transactions, and engaged in retaliatory conduct against employees who reported fraudulent practices.
The state of New Jersey employs more temporary workers than almost any other state in the country, thanks in significant part to the work done at the Port of Newark. Until recently, it appears that this "invisible" workforce has been disproportionately victimized. In addition to significantly larger numbers of workplace deaths and injuries, many of these workers, mostly female, have also been exposed to sexual harassment in the workplace.