Even if #MeToo may have started out as an awareness movement, states like New York and California are implementing changes in the law that are now imposing, or will soon impose, new requirements on employers, in hopes of giving #MeToo a significant, lasting effect.
Once you have addressed this situation…your workforce will be free to accomplish their mission without troubling distractions interfering with their jobs.
Every employer should have heightened awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace at this time, regardless of industry.
An employer is required to take “prompt and effective remedial action” when confronted with allegations of sexual harassment.
An employer needs to set clear restrictions on harassment and make a conscious effort to hold employees accountable to those workplace standards.