Pillsbury Advisory: A Sexual Harassment Sea Change for Employers?

Pillsbury recently released an Advisory on dealing with sexual harassment claims. 

“Sexual harassment within the workplace is not a new issue. In both Europe and the United States, the law has provided protection for employees against harassment for many years. A TUC/Everyday Sexism Report in 2016 conducted a survey of women in the UK workplace and found that over half (52 percent of those surveyed) had experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace but that four out of five of these women did not report that sexual harassment to their employer, and nearly 50 percent did nothing at all, not even confiding in a family member or friend or other third party.” begins the advisory, authored by Paula M. Weber and Caron Gosling.

“Just over a year later, it has become clear that the landscape has changed. Recent events would appear to indicate that those on the receiving end of sexual harassment are perhaps now more inclined to speak out, and not just using internal complaints procedures, but also by involving the media, in high-profile cases, and by posting on social media platforms.”

It goes on to outline “Actions to Take if Faced with and Internal Complaint,” “Actions to Take if Faced with Complaints or Allegations Made via the Media, including Social Media,” “Actions to Take if Faced with Complaints or Allegations Made via the Media, including Social Media” and more.

You can find the full Advisory here: https://www.pillsburylaw.com/en/news-and-insights/a-sexual-harassment-sea-change-for-employers.html

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