On-Demand   On-Demand One-Hour Briefing

Sexual Harassment: Lessons Learned from Recent Scandals

Recorded on: Nov. 27, 2017
Running Time: 01:04:45
One-Hour Briefing recorded November 2017

The topic of sexual harassment in the workplace is once again on everyone’s radar screen due to recent blockbuster reports of scandalous sexual harassment and assault allegations in the entertainment and media industries, as well as the often jaw-dropping private settlement figures resulting from such allegations.  Why does it seem that sexual harassment remains such a pervasive workplace problem despite decades of evolving sexual harassment legal protections at the federal, state and local level and the implementation of seemingly robust best practices among employers for prohibiting, encouraging the reporting of, and investigating such conduct when it occurs?

The expert faculty, Amy L. Bess, a Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C., and Debra Katz, a Partner at Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, lead an in-depth discussion of lessons learned from the latest sexual harassment scandals, including:

  • The future of non-disclosure agreements in the settlement of sexual harassment claims:  should companies be prohibited from requiring confidentiality as a condition of such settlements? 
  • The use of “repudiation declarations” in recent cases:  can such statements ever serve a valid purpose?  
  • What is the role and obligation of the company board in sexual harassment cases, especially where “serial sexual harassment” is implicated?  Why do companies keep recidivist sexual harassers vs. firing or meaningfully disciplining them?
  • Can employers reduce their liability if they require alleged harassers to pay settlements out of personal funds or impose employment contract provisions on executives that penalize the executive for each act of misconduct?  Must such large personal settlements still be reported to the SEC by publicly traded companies?
  • How do companies create a culture of ensuring that sexual harassment and misconduct actually get reported and that employees are not silenced by a fear of retaliation?

Presentation Material

  • Sexual Harassment Claims and Defenses in Federal Courts
    Amy L. Bess, Debra S. Katz
  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Lessons Learned From Recent Scandals
    Amy L. Bess, Debra S. Katz
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