Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Since #MeToo
Since the first sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein jolted the country into awareness and ignited the #MeToo movement, businesses, HR professionals, employment lawyers and advocacy groups refocused their attention to the already-fraught issue of workplace harassment.
In a special section of Westlaw Journal Employment, attorneys representing businesses and workers lend their experience and expertise to the topic, setting out the challenges, the law and the practical steps for navigating this dynamic legal landscape.
The authors discuss the implications of workplace sexual harassment from a variety of angles, including employers’ need to reevaluate their policies and practices, the possible impact on the issue of pay equality and the pros and cons of recent legislative reactions.
Highlights of the special section include:
Epstein Becker & Green attorneys David W. Garland and Nathaniel M. Glasser discuss employers’ considerations in responding to the #MeToo and #TimesUp sexual harassment movements and the broader impact these movements may have on pay equity and other related issues going forward.
Lauren B. Harris and Audrie R. Howard of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale discuss the importance of investigations into workplace sexual harassment claims and offer practical tips to help employers avoid liability.
Susan Brooks of T.H. Easter Consulting discusses the need for employers to reassess employment practices in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Schwartz Perry & Heller partners Davida S. Perry and Brian Heller explore how two landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions have shaped the conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace over the last two decades, what rules have been implemented and what work remains.
Todd R. Wulffson and Ashley A. Halberda of Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger offer guidelines for employers investigating sexual harassment complaints.
Littler Mendelson PC attorney Helene Wasserman suggests that recent legislative attempts to combat sexual harassment in the workplace following the onslaught of such allegations in late 2017 may make it more difficult for victims to find justice.