As many predicted, the #MeToo movement has triggered a rise in workplace harassment claims. Less discussed is the impact the movement has had on (a) investigating and addressing such claims, and (b) resolving those claims. Neutral, third-party investigators may be engaged earlier and more often than in the past. Demands for non-monetary relief, such as termination of the harasser, are more common. Confidentiality in settling such claims can no longer be ensured in some states, and several states have also sought to ban agreements to arbitrate rather than litigate sexual harassment claims. A diverse panel, including in-house counsel, defense counsel, plaintiff’s counsel, and a neutral, will provide an overview of these and other issues to consider when handling and resolving harassment claims. A request for CLE credit is pending.
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