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Speaker:  Sarah Lamar | Partner, Hunter Maclean

The Harvey Weinstein scandal prompted similar revelations of misconduct by many actors, comedians, celebrities, politicians and .com executives. It then sparked a broader national conversation about sexual violence, emboldened by the #MeToo movement. But sexual harassment claims have been around the American workplace for decades.

This program will explore how social media has changed the ways employers respond to sexual and other harassment allegations; what happens when the alleged harasser is a key figure in the company; and what the best practices are for investigating harassment claims and, conversely, the worst practices to avoid. We will also discuss actions that employers can take to prevent such claims from occurring in the place.

In this session you will:

  • Review the EEOC’s latest guidance on harassment claims and training
  • Discuss the best practices for responding to allegations of harassment
  • Outline effective harassment prevention training

SHRM BoCK Competencies: Ethical Practice, Critical Evaluation, Communication