Duties and risks for employers and employees seeking to protect themselves from sexual harassment claims.
In this era of viral social media and #MeToo, "sexual harassment" is often used to talk about a variety of sex-based misconduct both in and out of the workplace. Wisconsin attorneys Sara Geenen and Erica Reib discuss the duties and risks for both employers and employees seeking to protect themselves.
Geenen and Reib presented at the 2018 State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference.
Read: #MeToo Marks a Changing Tide for Employers, Wisconsin Lawyer, September 2018
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OnDemand: #MeToo: Investigating and Addressing Claims of Sexual Harassment, State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®
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