Spencer Fane LLP attorney Nikki Hutson recently wrote an article published in HR Legal and Compliance Excellence Essentials on the recent spotlight on sexual harassment and high-profile claims. The article provides suggestions to employers on performing a successful complaint investigation and preventative measures organizations can take to minimize their exposure for harassment claims.
As described in the article, the #MeToo movement brings a clear rise in informal complaints that employers could potentially miss. Nikki also discusses the need to keep “star” employees accountable for their actions; “the current reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace is proving that no one is too powerful to fall, and companies must ensure that such ‘star employee’ claims are investigated as promptly and thoroughly as any other claim.” Read the full article here; please note you may need to sign in for access.
Nikki Hutson is an associate in the Labor and Employment group. She earned her Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Bar Association.