Regular ArticleSexual Harassment in the Health Care Industry A Follow-Up InquiryKinard, Jerry DBA; Little, Beverly PhDAuthor Information Professor of Management, Western Carolina University (Kinard) Associate Professor of Management, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina (Little) The Health Care Manager: June 2002 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 46-52 Buy Abstract A nationwide survey of hospital human resources managers reveals that allegations of sexual harassment in hospitals are increasing. Reported statistics for a 4.5-year period show that nurses continue to bring the largest number of charges. Most are “hostile environment” allegations, and most formal charges are levied against coworkers. When compared to data gathered in an earlier survey, these statistics show an alarming trend. A significant increase in allegations occurred in 1999 and 2000, corresponding to two US Supreme Court rulings that clarify an employer's responsibility to eliminate this form of sexual discrimination from the workplace. Copyright © 2002 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.