The issue of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace vaulted to the forefront of most employers’ attention in 2017, with the #MeToo hashtag going viral and Time magazine naming as its People of the Year the #SilenceBreakers, its name for the women and men who came forward in 2017 to report sexual harassment and assault.
Given this widespread attention, we predict a continued rise in workplace harassment complaints in 2018. While your organization may have a harassment prevention policy in effect, your organization and employees will benefit from a revision of those policies and the development of new protocols to detect and prevent workplace harassment. This holds true in all industries, from manufacturing to media, and at all employment levels, from temporary to top-level executives.
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