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Preventing sexual misconduct at work starts with culture

Jaclyn Jaeger | February 6, 2018

Although attention has focused heavily on individuals in the entertainment and media industries, of late—starting with the downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein—the lessons the sexual harassment allegations impart apply to every company across every industry. “This is one of the biggest trends in many, many years,” Ingrid Fredeen, vice president and senior product manager for NAVEX Engage, said during a recent Webinar on the biggest ethics and compliance trends in 2018.

For companies learning to operate in this new normal, many ethics and compliance teams are starting to reevaluate how to address sexual harassment in the workplace, including whether they need to revise their anti-harassment policies, procedures, and training. “More and more companies are coming to us, rethinking their approach on this topic,” Fredeen said.

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