Media is awash with claims of sexual harassment by people from all walks of life – including movie moguls to legislators. Some allegations are egregious and reprehensible and border on the criminal. Many involve behavior that happened years ago, while some allege more recent occurrences. Staggering settlements have been paid to harassment victims.
Over the last few decades, we’ve seen a regular stream of major corporations flounder in the harsh spotlight after sexual harassment scandals leave them wishing they had taken human resources and employee handbooks more seriously. Even in 2017, we’re still seeing harassment claims cause headaches for major employers.