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Third Thursday Webinar - #MeToo, One Year Later: What Have We Learned?

November 29, 2018 • Webinar

Starts: 12:00 PM (EST)
Ends: 1:00 PM (EST)

Please join us for the next edition of Third Thursday – Crowell & Moring’s Labor and Employment Update, a webinar series dedicated to helping our clients stay on top of developing law and emerging compliance issues.

In October 2017, the social media hashtag #MeToo went viral in response to allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein and other high profile executives. In the past year, the hashtag has been used more than 19 million times, often by individuals sharing stories of sexual harassment they have experienced at work. In the ensuing months, employers have seen an unprecedented increase in sexual harassment claims and now find themselves responding to pointed questions from their Boards about the steps they are taking to stave off shareholder concerns and media interest. Employee populations across the tech sector and beyond are mobilizing through walkouts and open letters to protest what they perceive to be active concealment of executives’ sexual misconduct and exorbitant payoffs of these same perpetrators.

Employers are responding quickly to these competing forces, while also navigating a patchwork of recently enacted state laws imposing new training and transparency requirements. Their focus has shifted from simply proscribing sexual misconduct to building cultures of mutual respect and compliance.

Our webinar will explore best practices and key issues in this area, including:

  • Enhancing transparency to cultivate confidence 
  • Navigating new state law mandates 
  • Building cultures of respect and overcoming retaliation fears 
  • Achieving fairness and independence in #MeToo investigations 
  • Anticipating the next frontier of claims and legal risk

 

Contact: Debbie Feinberg (DFeinberg@crowell.com)

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Thomas P. Gies
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2690
Email: tgies@crowell.com
Ellen Moran Dwyer
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2574
Email: edwyer@crowell.com
Rebecca Monck Ricigliano
Partner – New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4268
Email: rricigliano@crowell.com
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