If you think the Harvey Weinstein scandal won’t affect your company, think again!

Initially, it seemed like the Harvey Weinstein scandal would be limited to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as one star after another came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein which spanned almost a 30-year period. However, since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October 2017, women all over the world have started coming forward also and have been sharing their own personal experiences with sexual harassment and assault in the #MeToo social media campaign as part of what has been referred to as the “Weinstein Effect.” The effects of #MeToo and the Weinstein scandal are continuing to unfold in what some believe may be a larger social revolution. In fact, on December 6, 2017, Time magazine named the “silence breakers” participating in the #MeToo movement as the “Person of the Year 2017.” As we move into 2018, employers should be aware that sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace will face increased scrutiny in the year ahead.

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