Tag Archives: Workplace Investigations

Sexual Harassment Victims: Why Don’t They Speak Up?

The news is flooded with reports of sexual harassment and victims finally coming forward after decades, for some, of silence.  Why?  Having cut my teeth on sexual harassment laws and regulations since the early 1980s and watched its ups and downs, one dynamic has remained consistent.  Victims do not come forward when the harassment first occurs.  Employers invest in training programs for all employees to educate on what sexual harassment is and what the complaint process is and assure employees that retaliation is forbidden.  It is that last aspect of the program that simply does not ring true for many …


Resolutions for a Harassment Free New Year

Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends: The year 2017 marked a seismic shift in the way the nation views sexual harassment. Time Magazine named “the silence breakers” as its Persons of the Year.  The words “me too” went from a simple phrase, to a hashtag, to a movement.  And, a deluge of claims of sexual misconduct and harassment exposed and toppled the giants of Hollywood, the news media, government, and so many other high profile industries.   While some employers may take comfort in the fact that the stories of sexual misconduct and harassment that dominate the news involve the rich, the …