The flurry of news stories on sexual harassment allegations and the social media “#metoo” campaign are causing employers to take action to protect themselves and promote a healthy environment.
Quinlivan & Hughes outlined the key roles organizations should play this week at the monthly Breakfast Seminar and provided these key resources.
Key steps for employers to take:
- Review and update anti-harassment policy and reporting procedures.
- Make sure anti-harassment policy and reporting procedures are accessible to employees.
- Promote a culture, through leadership, that encourages the reporting of inappropriate behavior.
- Train employees (and especially supervisors) on sexual harassment and civility in the workplace.
To assist employers, the EEOC published in 2016 a series of checklists on these key topics:
- Leadership and Accountability
- An Anti-Harassment Policy
- A Harassment Reporting System and Investigations
- Compliance Training
The Quinlivan & Hughes Employment Group can help you take action. We have a variety of resources and can provide workplace training and assistance with policy updates and allegation investigations.