We all know that Harvey Weinstein has a myriad of personal legal problems. But it is also pretty clear by now that his former company is looking at potential legal trouble for ignoring, overlooking and/or sweeping his terrible acts of sexual misconduct under the rug. These unfortunate incidents are a reminder to employers to review, update (if necessary) and reiterate harassment policies with employees and provide appropriate training for supervisors and managers. Harassment and discrimination policies should be in place (ideally in an employee handbook) which specifically provides that:
- Any employee who experiences, witnesses, or learns of harassing conduct should report the conduct.
- All such complaints of harassment will be investigated promptly and thoroughly.