How to Handle Sexual Harassment Allegations at a Law Firm: Part I
What can law firm leaders do to ensure that allegations of sexual harassment are handled properly at their law firms? In Gina Rubel’s latest Mid-Market report article, she asked lawyers, firm executives and advocates to share advice on how to be proactively prepared to ensure that your firm is handling accusations of sexual harassment adequately.
- Deborah Weinstein, president of The Weinstein Firm, a boutique law firm in Philadelphia talks about policies and procedures to avoid sexual harassment and other work-related harassment issues and the importance of using third party investigators.
- Joshua Zuckerberg, partner in the labor and employment group at the New York firm of Pryor Cashman, addresses the duty to report and take prompt remedial action when there’s knowledge of misconduct.
- Jennifer F. Kogos, partner in the labor and employment group at Jones Walker explains how to empower the investigator and conduct prompt interviews of all relevant parties when there are sexual harassment allegations.
- Katie Koestner, executive director of Take Back the Night Foundation, which hosts the national sexual assault legal hotline 567-SHATTER explains how companies can review and learn from prior issues.
In Part II, Gina will address how to build a firm culture that does not tolerate sexual harassment.
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Gina Rubel is the author of the book, Everyday Public Relations for Lawyers, 2nd Edition. An attorney and publicist, she leads Furia Rubel Communications in the support of law firm growth, crisis planning and incident response, and reputation management through integrated legal marketing, public relations, and strategic planning. Contact her at email@example.com or @GinaRubel.