HR Works: High-Profile Sexual Assault Claims Put Spotlight on Workplace Harassment


HR Works guest Mark Schickman (left), host Steve Bruce (right) and producer Chris Ceplenski (center)

There’s no shortage of reminders these days that harassment is still a major issue for employers. And it’s particularly challenging—as we’ve seen all too often lately in the news—when an executive is a harasser or when a company culture implicitly condones or perpetuates sexual harassment or a hostile work environment.

With increased attention on the topic of harassment nationally, in episode 47 of our award-winning podcast, HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources, employment law attorney Mark Schickman provides some insights on how HR managers can face these challenges.

The episode was recorded live at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium in Las Vegas, where Mark—a partner at Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP in San Francisco, and the editor of BLR’s  California Employment Law Letter—had just presented to an audience of HR professionals on the topic of the link between company culture and harassment claims.

As of its 23rd year, BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium is being renamed HR Comply.  By any name, it is the nation’s leading human capital management conference for HR professionals, executives, and in-house counsel. The superior content and expert presenters will help you get ahead of workplace policy updates with a one-stop, all-bases-covered overview of breaking updates and proven best practices. Learn more about HR Comply 2018, being held in Las Vegas next November.