The Real Costs (and Causes) of Sexual Harassment at Work
Last week, we wrote about why organizations of all kinds should take note of Bill O’Reilly’s recent termination following an investigation into the anchor’s alleged history of sexual harassment. But among the trends and takeaways we focused on, we left out an important number: $45 million.
$45 million. So far, that’s how much the O’Reilly case has cost Fox News in terms of settlements, legal fees, and administrative overhead. And these expenses don’t take into consideration the “soft costs” associated with a high-profile harassment scandal: losses to productivity, turnover, and reputational damage.
Last week, our friends Tim Scott (Partner, Fisher Phillips) and Patrick Sanders (General Counsel, Mungenast Automotive Family) teamed up with Compli’s Legal Content Product Manager Kynzie Sims for a webinar about employment law trends in the automotive industry. Tim, Patrick, and Kynzie spoke to our audience about how sexual harassment—and discrimination of all kinds—can cause a “huge drag on performance and your bottom line.”
Here are some of the highlights from the presentation:
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This is just a brief overview of the harassment topics our panel talked about last week. Stay tuned for Part 2 of our recap, wherein we’ll explore the FLSA, marijuana legalization, and more with Tim, Patrick, and Kynzie.
In the meantime, you can catch up with the recording of last week’s information-packed webinar, available for free, on-demand, in our Resources Library.