In an article published by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) on April 29, 2022, Hirschler employment practice leader Andy Sherrod comments on the importance of ensuring a strong anti-harassment training program is in place.
With the increased risk that sexual harassment claims might be litigated in courtrooms rather than settled in arbitration, the effectiveness of anti-harassment training is key to reduce the chance that issues arise that lead to claims in the first place.
“While anti-harassment training has always been best practice for mitigating risk and building a workplace culture based on mutual respect, companies now have an added incentive to avoid the reputational damage that can come with an allegation of sexual harassment,” Sherrod said.
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Stephanie A. Hood