Harassment within the Workplace
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Be prepared to respond to harassment complaints in a way that complies with applicable laws and minimizes risk.2018 demonstrated that the #MeToo movement and related developments in the workplace have just begun to show their impacts. With sensitivity and intolerance for harassment in the workplace at an all time high and rising, what is an employer to do? This information will help those responsible for guiding their organizations strategy and response to harassment by exploring the current trends and cultural perspectives on workplace harassment, reviewing the legal requirements for organizations, examining the roots of potential harassment, and walking through key tactical and strategic approaches both for avoiding future harassment and addressing concerns as they arise.
AuthorsMatthew F. Nieman, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Harassment in the #MeToo Era
• Societal Expectations
• Worker Expectations
• Intents vs. Perceptions
• The Law on Harassment
• Consequences for Violations
• Who Is Liable?
• Duties to Act
Unconscious Bias and How to Avoid Its Impact
• What Is Unconscious Bias?
• Where Do Unconscious Biases Come From?
• Why Sensitivity and Inclusion?
What's an Employer to Do?
• Getting Leaders to Model Expected Behavior
• Messaging Expectations
• Managing Situations Which Arise
• Monitoring the Workplace
What's Next/Take Aways