Labor & Employment
Cross-Border Sexual Harassment Claims and Investigations
Workplace investigations are not new. Employers frequently investigate allegations of sexual harassment or other wrongdoing in order to determine the relevant facts and, if necessary, take remedial action to correct the problematic conduct. What is new, however, is the increase in international criminal and civil charges, and allegations of crossborder misconduct. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, multinational corporations increasingly must focus on the challenges of cross-border workplace investigations and conflicts of laws. The need to conduct multiple investigations in different jurisdictions can overwhelm an HR department and indeed their counsel.