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harassment

Stats About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace You Can’t Ignore

In the past year or so, in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, many organizations have been actively seeking ways to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. And over the past decade or so, statistics have revealed how deep-seated and pervasive sexual harassment is inside the workplace, regardless of one’s industry or profession.

Quitting is for Quitters—and It Leads to Liability

In the last several months, we’ve seen continuing coverage of the #MeToo movement as well as the disclosure of new scandals, including the controversy that embroiled CBS News and its former CEO, Les Moonves. Of course, there is much yet to be learned, but discussions of whether CBS’s problems would be “solved” when Moonves stepped […]

#MeToo? #TimesUp? How Employers Can Remain Responsible and Positive

According to a report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), only 6% to 13% of individuals who experienced workplace harassment actually filed a formal complaint in previous years. But these numbers are sure to grow in the coming years due to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Unfortunately, in the wake of these movements, some […]

Why Can’t We Be Friends: Would Lyle Case Decision Be Same Today?

What if I told you that the California Supreme Court has ruled that under certain circumstances, an employee being exposed to lewd conduct in the workplace – including sexual discussions, sexually explicit pictures, and colleagues pantomiming masturbation – is not enough to sustain an actionable sexual harassment claim? In light of the recent spate of […]

Time’s Up: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make […]

Sexual Harassment: 4 Critical Questions for Reviewing Your Policy

Wow. That’s all I have to say: Wow.

I last posted here in September and, man, oh man, has there been some water under the bridge. Sexual harassment exploded onto the front pages. The Harvey Weinstein story (read Kristin’s post here) seemed to open the floodgates. Since then, harassment allegations (and in many cases, more than allegations) have brought to heel business leaders, politicians, entertainers, athletes, and more. We even have […]

What now? 5 steps to take if your probe doesn’t corroborate harassment allegations

The avalanche of complaints emboldened by the #metoo movement shows no sign of relenting, and many caught in its crosshairs have been unceremoniously fired or forced to resign based on allegations of harassment. Of course, when such allegations arise in the employment context, employers have a duty to investigate and to take action when there […]