There have always been high-profile cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault involving entertainers and politicians. To those out of the loop they seemed like one-off cases of misbehavior, sleaze, or violent criminal conduct. People in the loop knew better. It was systemic and considered business as usual. Allegations were dealt with quietly or ignored. Women were told that speaking out meant getting out of the business.
But the predatory behavior alleged against movie producer Harvey Weinstein broke the dam. The allegations brought against him were quickly followed by allegations against others in the entertainment industry which were quickly followed by allegations against a string of politicians and news professionals. Legends and heroes fell, one after the other, in seemingly daily reports of details that went from bad to worse.
What is the culture like in your organization? Are women (and men) quietly dealing with sexual harassment or even assault for fear that to do otherwise would put them through a ringer that ends their career? Are your employees clear on what constitutes harassment and what to do if they are subjected to it, or are aware of it? Is your organization prepared to handle complaints? And if things escalate, is your company ready to investigate and litigate? Are you adequately covered by insurance?
This recorded webinar features experienced employment law and insurance practitioners providing answers to these questions and more.
What we will cover:
Part 1: Preventing, Communicating, and Investigating Claims
• What can we learn from the spate of recent high-publicity allegations?
• Establishing, reviewing and communicating your policies.
• Deploying an effective training and awareness program.
• Examining your complaint and reporting process.
• How to address a victim who comes to the company for advice.
• What you should know about non-disclosure agreements.
• Communicating with corporate leadership.
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If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced New York attorneys. Although, this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via on-demand.