How Companies Can Avoid Pitfalls of a Bad Sexual Harassment Policy

Corporate Counsel, November 22, 2017

By Erin Mulvaney

How can companies make sure they have sexual harassment policies in place to protect interests and employees? We talked to several attorneys about common pitfalls and the lay of the land in the corporate environment right now. Here are highlights from those conversations.

The recent national spotlight on accused sexual harassers and the widespread #MeToo social movement have sent companies scrambling for advice on how to address the imbalance of power that protects workplace abusers.

Big names—Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Charlie Rose and others—are dominating the headlines after women stepped forward with claims that in some instances go back decades. The U.S. Congress has looked into its own practices. No industry or government body appears to be immune.

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