March 14, 2018 Articles

Addressing Anti-Harassment in the Workplace in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement

By Christina Lewis and Lisa Zaccardelli

Over the past year, the #MeToo movement has brought into sharp focus the widespread and pervasive issue of workplace harassment. While cases involving high-profile accused like Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer have been at the center of the conversation, issues around workplace harassment are hardly unique to Hollywood. For employers and employment litigators, this movement shines a bright light on several key constructs central to addressing and—most importantly—preventing these issues from arising.

Here we discuss best methods of preventing workplace harassment cases and some of the ways in which the intersection of workplace culture and popular opinion shape employer handling of these matters.

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