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Employment Law and the #MeToo Era

The #MeToo movement and the steady stream of news reports involving sexual harassment incidents and claims have put a spotlight on the larger issue of workplace relationships. Yet many organizations have not considered or implemented a policy governing consensual relationships that may arise in their workplace. A consensual relationships policy can serve a critical function for both employees and employers in establishing clear expectations, boundaries, and procedures for any romantic involvements that may occur at work, thereby ensuring a fair and respectful workplace for all employees. While a variety of different approaches to workplace relationships may be appropriate depending on workplace culture, employers should make sure to develop and articulate a policy that sets forth well-defined guidelines should such a relationship develop. Read more.

Don’t miss hearing Mary Beth Hogan, Co-Chair Litigation Department, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, as she presents New Strategies in Sexual Harassment Investigations and Litigation at the City Bar’s 5th Annual Employment Law Institute on March 8, 2019.