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Harassment training continues to evolve in response to #MeToo

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John Wilcox

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The #MeToo movement has resulted in a sharp increase in the number of employers doing preventative training to head off sexual harassment claims, says a Bloomberg Law report. Law firms are also reporting an uptick in investigations into employee complaints, as #MeToo forces employers to take all complaints more seriously.

In addition to basic sexual harassment training, more law firms are training employers on the “nuances” of harassment cases, including complaint procedures.

“You don’t want your managers sending the message to employees of ‘Don’t go to HR, we’ll handle things in-house,’” says attorney Deborah Adams of Frost Brown Todd in Cincinnati. “You want people to come forward with complaints so you’re dealing with a fender-bender, not a head-on collision. And that takes some manager training.”

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Cecelia Loeb March 4, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Is this a need as for class grade purposes ?
If not for class grading purposes I am already aware.

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