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Responding to #MeToo Part I: Building an Effective Anti-harassment Training Program

The #MeToo movement presents unique challenges not only for human resources managers and general counsel, but also for boards that are increasingly recognizing the reputational damage that can be caused by workplace complaints. What is the best way to prevent workplace harassment from happening in the first place?

In this video, Chris Bacon, describes three fundamental components of all effective anti-harassment training programs: they have support from upper management, are structured to be interactive, and promote empathy as a way of discouraging people from feeling threatened by corporate diversity efforts.

Next week’s video will discuss what companies should do when someone in leadership is accused of misconduct.

This information is provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice.