The Many Ways Firms Are Failing To Address Harassment

Law360, Grapevine, Texas (April 16, 2019, 4:02 PM EDT) -- Law firms are dropping the ball in numerous ways when it comes to responding to sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct, a Duane Morris LLP employment partner told the Association of Legal Administrators' annual conference Tuesday.

In his presentation at the Grapevine, Texas, event, Michael S. Cohen highlighted several mistakes he says law firm administrators are still making when it comes to harassment and discrimination in the workplace, including accepting invalid defenses, assuming that because there was no ill intent that no harm was done, failing to take action if no complaint is filed, agreeing not to take action when a complaint...

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