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A spate of recent news stories highlights a troubling fact pattern in workplaces: an employee alleges harassment and/or discrimination and the alleged culprit is a high-level company executive. A number of challenging issues arise when the alleged perpetrator is a person in a position of power at the organization. Who should investigate the claim? Was anyone else aware of this conduct? Is there a broader problem with the corporate culture that should be addressed? Is one-on-one training for executives the remedy (pre- or post-allegation)? This session will examine these and other issues that may arise when the perpetrator occupies the C-suite. This session will help you:
- By providing crucial information on how to manage harassment and/or discrimination allegations against high-level executives.
- Identify anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies you can implement, the unique issues that may arise when a perpetrator is in a position of power, best practices for conducting workplace investigations, and strategies to prevent reoccurrence.
- Understand the importance of consistently following company policy, the impact on workplace culture, and how to train executives to prevent discrimination and harassment from the top.