Addressing Sexual Harassment Claims After #MeToo

Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:30 pm1:30 pm

In recent months, the news has been rife with reports of public figures accused of sexual harassment. In the wake of these scandals, the #MeToo movement exploded on social media, with millions of women and men expressing that they have been victims of some sort of sexual misconduct. As a result of these developments, employers, including those in the healthcare industry, should anticipate an increase in the number of sexual harassment claims.

This program will examine the legal standards for actionable claims of sexual harassment and explore ways that employers can minimize the risk of those claims. It will also address other significant business issues, including negative publicity, morale problems, and employee retention difficulties, that may result from sexual harassment and other forms of gender
discrimination in the workplace.