Corporations and Government Employers Know Its Time to Get A Clue

   In the post-Weinstein era where there is actually now a "social due diligence" that must be performed in any merger context assessing whether there are any viable sexual harassment claims out there which could haunt a deal and survive a merger it behooves anyone who runs or owns an organization [especially those of over fifty (50) employees] to get training and counseling on what is or is not illegal in this 'Me Too' age and how to avoid any suggestion of liability risk. 

   You can save your company grief, aggravation, massive amounts of money and in some cases seriously negative press by getting advanced counseling on what is illegal conduct in the workplace. This is a wise and justified investment in the Time's Up age. While most civilized well mannered people know instinctively where boundaries lie, shockingly still people push and cross those boundaries. There are different cultural expectations when people come from different cultural backgrounds and in the globalized work force signals are not sometimes interpreted as they were intended. It can not only help you avoid liability but it can be really important that a corporation have a record of training for insurance purposes as well as for optimal operations to show that they are trying hard to create a workplace free from hostility. 

  Attorney Cynthia Butler has not only litigated sexual harassment claims in Federal Court but been a witness in one case. She can help you develop your manual language, put on presentations advising your staff and provide essential company or government policy language and training.  Some States like California are legislating that such trainings be mandatorily conducted.

Just ask and services can be tailored to your company needs and your State statutory requirements.  In several States sexual harassment/hostile work environment training is mandatory and must be documented with compliance reporting. If you operate nationally you need to know which States have mandatory training requirements. Training can be one on one or in group contexts.