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Labor and Employment Shareholder Sadina Montani recently commented on anonymous workplace harassment suits in a Bloomberg Law article covering the increase of such cases in the past year. The article examines the rise in anonymous discrimination and harassment lawsuits filed in recent years, noting that these cases have doubled in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

The article states that while the use of pseudonyms in employment law cases is rare, the increase showcases the growing awareness of issues surrounding bias and harassment in the workplace. While some believe the ability to make these cases anonymously protects victims from fallout, Ms. Montani cautions that this trend may set unintended precedents.

The idea of pushing for anonymity in employment cases is relatively novel, and some courts are hesitant to grant anonymity because they’re concerned about a “slippery slope,” said Ms. Montani. “Do there need to be more robust retaliation protections? Maybe, but the answer is not the degradation of long-standing traditions in the judicial system.”

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Ms. Montani is an author and frequent speaker on the impact of the #MeToo movement on the workplace, including on best practices for employers seeking to prevent harassment in the workplace and those faced with managing and responding to allegations of sexual harassment.

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