An Employer's Guide to Managing Workplace Harassment Complaints
Created on March 10, 2020
The #MeToo movement highlighted the catastrophic effect harassment complaints can have on businesses and employees. Mishandled complaints of workplace harassment can result in an employer's exposure to public ridicule and embarrassment, loss of revenue, high litigation costs, financial liability, and reduced employee morale. Recently, state and city legislatures have passed new legislation aimed at reducing workplace harassment by placing significant obligations on employers.
In this course, Tannenbaum Helpern's employment attorneys, Elizabeth E. Schlissel and Andrew P. Yacyshyn will discuss how employers should respond to complaints of workplace harassment, minimize potential liability, and ensure a respectful workplace for all employees. The presenters will also discuss best practices to mitigate the risk of costly harassment lawsuits, effective anti-harassment policies, training, and the nuances of new anti-harassment laws.
- Review the fundamentals of workplace anti-harassment laws and recent changes to those laws
- Discuss best practices for handling workplace harassment the complaint, including prompt and thorough investigation techniques
- Identify employment practices that minimize liability, such as sexual harassment prevention training and anti-harassment policies
- Maintain a respectful workplace that is harassment-free
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