Employers Under Scrutiny for Methods of Handling Sexual Harassment & Discrimination
Employers are under scrutiny for the way they are handling possible matters of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
The #MeToo movement has been a beacon of change to help create a forum for possible victims to come forward about sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace. Part of this increased scrutiny employers are now under include whether they are effectively handling and reacting to potential allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.
Many larger corporations have created their own internal employee relations functions to handle such complaints, so why is it they are still under fire? Large companies from modern tech to traditional food giants such as Uber and McDonald’s Corporation have come under fire the last few years for the way they have handled (or potentially mishandled) complaints implicating senior-level executives in their respective organizations.
Now more than ever, companies should consider bringing in third-party neutral investigators. These investigators have the ability to handle complaints and help organizations objectively understand what may be happening within their work environments. If your organization (large or small) could benefit from this, please contact us.