As a member exclusive, the MAB is offering its members the archived recording of the March 20, 2018 webinar “You and #MeToo – Crisis Management for Media Companies Addressing Sexual Harassment Complaints” from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
The nearly 90-minute webinar focuses on the #MeToo movement, which is now consuming media companies of all sizes, with nearly daily reports of sexual harassment charges. The media industry is hardly unique in that regard, but the impact can be greater in media, where the target of a complaint may not only be a public face of the company, but one of its principal products as well. What might be a simple employment action for other businesses can be akin to shutting down a product line for a media company.
Regardless, it is guaranteed to be a high-profile, carefully scrutinized process that is part crisis management, part employment law, and part public relations. For all involved, it can be handled well…or poorly, exposing the company to liability from complainants, accused employees and shareholders.
Members can use their login and access the webinar here. If you’ve lost your login information, contact the MAB at 800.968.7622 (1-800-YOUR-MAB).