Allegations of sexual impropriety have been bubbling up in Hollywood, the media, sports and politics over the past months, exposing a deep-rooted and pervasive culture of harassment and discrimination in workplaces all over North America. Both women and men are becoming more empowered to speak up, fueled by the #metoo and #TimesUp movements and the attention the issue of sexual harassment and abuse of power is getting.
But coming forward has its risks. Victims still lose their jobs at much higher rates than do their abusers: 89% compared to 18%, according to a study by the Workplace Bullying Institute.
It’s critical for employers and managers to understand the importance of responding appropriately to complaints of sexual harassment and abuse of power and avoidance of retaliation.
Join Virginia MacSuibhne, speaker, author and Chief Compliance Officer at Roche Molecular Solutions, as she outlines best practices for responding to allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of power in the workplace.
Webinar attendees will learn:
- How to respond when an employee reports sexual harassment or abuse of power
- Steps to consider to be proactive in the wake of #metoo and #TimesUp
- Effectively managing investigations and communications
- Avoiding retaliation and managing company culture