NOT SO BREAKING NEWS:
Employer Harassment Policies and Investigations Under Fire!
The #MeToo campaign has spawned a significant increase in internal employee complaints of harassment. How employers respond to and handle these internal complaints can determine whether or not an employee initiates costly litigation that could threaten a Company’s reputation and put the Company’s management in the media spotlight.
A robust program that includes a comprehensive harassment policy, a user-friendly complaint mechanism, and a rigorous internal investigation protocol can be the difference between resolving complaints internally and civil litigation.
This program will be an interactive discussion with the lawyers and your peers regarding employer policies and internal investigations. We will discuss the scope of employers’ legal obligations to address harassment complaints and conduct internal investigations. We will also look at and dissect a California harassment policy, share tips regarding effective methods for conducting investigations, and collectively build a “best practice” compliance program.