Employer Takeaways From Calif.'s Response To #MeToo

By Jamie Wright (March 15, 2018, 10:46 AM EDT) -- The influence of the #MeToo movement has accelerated to the top of public discourse and has shifted how employers approach sexual harassment in the workplace. This hashtag-based, sociopolitical campaign has emboldened women, and a few men, to speak out about their personal experiences with sexual harassment in and around their professional environment. The movement quickly gained traction when allegations surfaced against prominent figures in the entertainment industry like film producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey. The allegations against these notable figures have created a surge in sexual harassment allegations around the nation. In California specifically, several legislators, both male and female have found themselves under the microscope of the #MeToo movement from allegations of inappropriate conduct that has subsequently led to their resignations. The impact of the allegations, resignations and public discourse has placed employers on notice — review and update your anti-harassment policy or "#YouToo" will run the risk of potential liability....

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