In the Employment Law Journal, Partner Senior Associate at SA Law Keely Rushmore, gives her tips on avoiding sexual harassment claims and what employers should do if they receive any complaints.
The issue of sexual harassment has recently exploded in the media, with serious allegations being made against household names, including the film producer Harvey Weinstein and actors Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and Ben Affleck. The scandal is spreading to the political arena, with allegations made against George HW Bush and Bill Clinton... the response from the media and the public has been, understandably, huge.
As a result of the media spotlight on sexual harassment, employers need to be prepared for the possibility of an increased number of claims being made by current or even former employees.
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