March 26, 2019 Feature

In the Wake of #MeToo: How to Handle and Prevent Claims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By Anthony Kuchulis

Looking back on the last year of the #MeToo movement, many things have changed for the better, but some things have not. Recent studies by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and articles in Bloomberg News and elsewhere highlight that one-third of executives and one-fourth of supervisors report changing behavior that could be perceived as sexual harassment. See Gillian Tan & Katia Porzecanski, Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost, Bloomberg News, Dec. 3, 2018, www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-03/a-wall-street-rule-for-the-metoo-era-avoid-women-at-all-cost?srnd=premium; Kathy Gurchiek, One Year After #MeToo and ‘Weinstein Effect’: What’s Changed?, SHRM, Oct. 4, 2018, www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/employee-relations/pages/sexual-harassment-workplace-weinstein-effect.aspx.

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