On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Harvey Weinstein allegations being reported, the tinder that sparked the #MeToo movement into a full-fledged fire, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a message for employers: This issue is one the agency takes very seriously. In what lawyers described as an unusual news release, the EEOC announced preliminary sexual harassment data for its 2018 fiscal year, sharing that it had filed 66 harassment lawsuits, including 41 with allegations of sexual harassment, a more than 50 percent increase in suits challenging that specific issue over the year prior.