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 pro- vides evidence of an employer’s discrimi- nation 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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