According to a VICE article, “All sexual harassment is dangerous and especially difficult for freelancers to navigate. Sexual harassment, whether it takes place in person or online, is harmful. While the law protects most employees from sexual harassment at work and includes harassment that may take place online, independent contractors and freelancers are not often helped by workplace anti-discrimination laws.”
There are 53 million freelancers in America today. According to an article on Forbes, by 2020, 50% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers (this does not mean they are all full-time freelancers, but one of every two workers will be freelancers in some capacity). This on-demand work, instant gig economy is moving more and more into independent professionals that are using mobile and technology to create ecosystems of work they enjoy.