John Martin, Lindsey Snavely, and Dean Piermattei will be presenting the following discussion at the January 23, 2018 Human Resource Professionals of Central PA Chapter Meeting:
Workplace Sexual Harassment in a post-Weinstein (-Cosby, -O’Reilly, -Lauer, etc.) World
Over a quarter century after the Clarence Thomas hearings, where workplace sexual harassment was first introduced into the national lexicon, it doesn’t actually seem like much has changed. In 2016 alone, more than 25,000 claims of sex-based workplace harassment were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. That equates to roughly 70 sexual harassment claims being filed with the EEOC each and every day. Perhaps more alarming, the EEOC estimates that three-fourths of people who are sexually harassed on the job don’t tell anyone.
The never-ending wave of stories involving celebrities and politicians has sparked the #Me-too movement online. Rest assured, these problems are not confined to Hollywood or Washington D.C., and the headlines being written today will — very soon — find their way to a workplace near you. Now is the time, before it’s too late, for employers to scrutinize and reevaluate their approach to harassment training (assuming such training is even provided), policies, and the way in which expectations are communicated to employees.
For more information, visit: http://hrpcpa.org/meetinginfo.php?id=91&ts=1513043372