Are Your HR Policies Up to the Challenge in the #MeToo Era?
One thing is clear in the #MeToo era: policies meant to prevent and address sexual misconduct in the workplace can fail and potentially expose companies to crippling reputational damage that can in turn impact shareholder value.
The litany of recent high-profile cases demonstrates that the issue and risks of sexual harassment can be pervasive. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), one in four women in US workplaces experiences sexual harassment. Other research and recent polls indicate that figure may be closer to one in two.