Legal Pitfalls Bedevil Some New #MeToo Policies, Experts Say

Law360 (June 4, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT) -- As companies continue to bolster their sexual harassment policies in the wake of #MeToo, some new efforts may be creating unintended legal pitfalls that must be weighed carefully, experts said on Monday at a New York City Bar panel on sexual harassment.

Some new — and trending — efforts to tackle and prevent workplace sexual harassment could inadvertently create hurdles for internal investigations or to pursuing a court action, said attorneys at the event, "Sexual Harassment and the Law: A Call to Action for Lawyers in the #MeToo Era." Among these are efforts to create anonymous hotlines for sexual harassment victims...

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