• A Review of Key Sexual Harassment Legal Issues for Businesses
  • January 8, 2018 | Authors: Scott J. Wenner; Jo Bennett; M. Christine Carty; Michael J. Wietrzychowski
  • Law Firms: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - New York Office; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - New York Office; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Cherry Hill Office
  • The issue of sexual harassment has captured nationwide headlines as individuals have come forward to report harassment by high profile public figures. It is anticipated that media attention to these events may lead to an increase in the number of harassment complaints in many workplaces. This is a serious issue, and not addressing it properly will adversely affect employee retention and recruitment as well as leave companies vulnerable to significant legal expenses and related costs. Business leaders should act now to prepare and strengthen their programs addressing workplace harassment issues.

    The following articles by Schnader’s lawyers provide insights into some of the most crucial issues for businesses on sexual harassment:

    5 Steps to Prepare Your Company for Workplace Harassment Complaints

    Common Mistakes Employers Make in Handling Complaints of Sexual Harassment

    7 Tips for Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations in the Workplace

    When should a business consider terminating an employee accused of sexual harassment?