Tag Archives: #MeToo

Sexual Harassment Training in the #MeToo Era

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Over the last few months, we have been bombarded constantly with various people across society discussing sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement. Recent news events have led to spirited and sometimes disruptive discussions within the work environment as people take sides in the ongoing political and societal debate.  However, the current environment also provides human … Continue reading this entry

Potential #MeToo-Motivated Laws Address More Than Just Sexual Harassment

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The #MeToo movement has spawned several bills, many of which are aimed at prohibiting private arbitration of sexual harassment claims or outlawing confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements addressing sexual harassment claims.… Continue reading this entry

Avoiding Investigation Mistakes in the 'Me Too' Era

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Workplace investigations have always been a key part of the human resources function and employment law compliance. However, the need for such investigations, and the consequences of conducting them poorly, have grown exponentially in the “Me Too” era. Obviously, more employees are aware of their rights and feel emboldened to exercise them. Additionally, complaints not … Continue reading this entry

#MeToo – Is Mandatory Arbitration On The Chopping Block?

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On an almost daily basis, the news is filled with reported allegations of harassment by news anchors, Hollywood titans, Senate candidates, sitting congressmen, celebrity chefs, network executives and even the president. The coverage includes large settlements, mishandled investigations and more.  Employer concerns have been elevated from the HR department to the boardroom as compliance programs … Continue reading this entry

Legal Compliance In A Harassment-Conscious Environment

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As noted in our Legal News Update – Me Too, But Now What? What Board Members Need to Know About Workplace Sexual Harassment – allegations regarding workplace harassment have recently been a major focus of traditional and social media outlets.  From the #MeToo campaign to Susan Fowler’s blog testimony about her experiences involving harassment in … Continue reading this entry