The Compelling Evidence of MeToo
In Meeks v. AutoZone, the California Court of Appeal recently found me too evidence to have “unquestionable” probative value.
If the #MeToo Movement has taught anything, it is that there is strength in numbers. Because sexual harassment cases often involve a great deal of “he said/she said” testimony, the introduction of “me too” evidence at trial has become a vital method of establishing an employer’s liability for sexual harassment. In the employment context, me too evidence provides evidence of an employer’s discrimination or harassment toward other similarly situated employees. As the California Court of Appeal has stated, “the probative value of [me too] evidence is unquestionable.” 1 The evidentiary strength of me too evidence was affirmed in a recent sexual harassment case, Meeks v. AutoZone, Inc.2.
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