How to Protect Your Company from a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Does the thought of a sexual harassment complaint at your workplace leave your stomach in knots? In 2018, 13,055 sex-based harassment allegations were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), this does not include charges filed with the state or local Fair Employment Practice Agencies. Is your organization prepared for an emergency harassment situation?

Sexual harassment in the workforce is not only challenging; it can cost companies millions of dollars. In 2017, Reuters reported that 21st Century Fox reached a settlement of $90 million in derivative claims of sexual harassment against Fox officers and directors. While 21st Century Fox did not admit wrongdoing in agreeing to the settlement, the company vowed to enhance governance as well as to ensure a proper workplace environment, bolster training, and further the recruitment and advancement of women and minorities.

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