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The “Superstar” Harasser: Managing Sexual Harassment Claims, Post-#MeToo Movement
Westgate Ballroom A
Wednesday 06/26/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
How to limit your organization's potential legal exposure by properly investigating allegations of harassment and taking remedial action. 

Companies in every industry are wrestling with how to respond to allegations of workplace harassment involving C-suite and “superstar” employees. Responding properly and conducting investigations are a necessary but challenging process. There is no one-size-fits-all response, and investigation tactics must be tailored to fit the nature and severity of the allegations, but when properly conducted, investigations and resulting remedial action can significantly decrease an employer's exposure to liability.

Learning Objectives:

  • How company leadership can effectively manage and respond to employee complaints.
  • The proper steps for conducting an internal investigation.
  • The right and wrong way of dealing with he said/she said scenarios and innuendos.
  • Best practices to proactively minimize the occurrence of allegations in the future.
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Shayna Helene Balch, Partner,
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
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Pavneet Singh Uppal, Partner,
Fisher & Phillips, LLP