Although most employers have policies prohibiting workplace harassment and discrimination, the potential for litigation and business risk rises dramatically when those policies are not put into practice. Employers must consider how workplace culture impacts not only employees but also a company’s reputation with business partners, clients, and the general public.
Because employers best address workplace culture issues with proactive action rather than reacting to problems as they surface, we work alongside our clients to assess their culture, identify risks, and develop concrete solutions that promote a positive, inclusive workplace, mitigate the possibility of litigation, and preserve a company’s brand and image.
Our comprehensive approach to assessing workplace culture is tailored to our client’s particular circumstances and is based on our experience in litigating sexual harassment and discrimination claims; advising on workplace policies; and training executives, managers, and employees on harassment prevention.
Our experience ranges from conducting large-scale workplace assessments and investigations to addressing specific complaints and concerns. Our capabilities include:
We train executives, managers, and employees to help them understand that workplace harassment can take various forms and we provide guidance on how to report and handle complaints when they occur. In addition to offering courses customized for a client’s specific workforce and policies, we provide new learning opportunities by using advanced modules that build on the knowledge foundation taught in previous courses.
We offer four training delivery methods that take into account a client’s target audience, the audience’s location, the training budget, and compliance requirements:
Together with our clients, we develop and enhance D&I initiatives by providing essential policy planning and implementation advice as well as counsel on litigation risk management. Our experience includes