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.
- Company leadership makes visible commitment to addressing sexual harassment
- Ensure you & your entire management team understands sexual harassment and bias
- Have effective written policies to include:
- Anti- sexual harassment
- Training for both managers and employees
- Civility training
- By-stander training
- Evaluate if your company has EEOC risk factors
- Welcome reports of sexual harassment and then timely investigate
- Take appropriate actions if sexual harassment found to have occurred
- 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.