8 Corporate Strategies for Reducing Sexual Discrimination

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Being a good leader of your company includes correctly identifying and addressing sexual harassment in the current culture of #MeToo and #Time’sUp.

Below are eight steps any business should consider when reviewing their sexual discrimination policies and risk management.

  1. Company leadership makes a visible commitment to addressing sexual harassment
  2. Ensure you & your entire management team understands sexual harassment and bias
  3. Have effective written policies to include:
    1. Anti-sexual harassment
    2. Anti-retaliation
  4. Training for both managers and employees
    1. Civility training
    2. Bystander training
  5. Evaluate if your company has EEOC risk factors
  6. Welcome reports of sexual harassment and then timely investigate
  7. Take appropriate actions if sexual harassment found to have occurred
  8. Determine whether your company has a gender pay gap

Some of these task can be a huge undertaking and may require competent outside counsel. The Employment Law Team of VF&N offer customizable and tailored in house staff training, presentations, handbook creation and policy review on this and various employment law topics.

*This article is designed to provide general information, is not intended to constitute legal advice and should not be utilized as a substitute for professional services in specific situations.  If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a professional should be sought.