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Sexual harassment must become a compliance issue

Joe Mont | November 7, 2017

Sexual harassment in the workplace is certainly nothing new or unheard of.

What is new is the growing trend of victim empowerment, with men and women striking back against the powerful creeps who have strutted above the law and beyond proper ethical behavior.

Among the figures brought down by recent charges: actor Kevin Spacey; Fox hosts Bill O’Reilly and Eric Bolling; media giant Roger Ailes; NPR news executive Mike Oreske; and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. In the short time between writing this and your reading it, there is a strong likelihood that more victims will come forward and more abusers will face justice in some form or forum.

The wave of accusers elevates a problem that has long been a matter for human resources departments to one that is a concern for compliance officers.

Uber, the popular ride-sharing service, makes the case for CCO intervention. More than 20 employees were fired amid 215 human resources reports regarding harassment....

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