#MeToo - let’s talk about it: Supporting Colleagues in the Workplace & Respectful Behaviour
The #MeToo movement obtained worldwide support in 2017 and 2018 following a number of high-profile scandals and revelations. It continues to gain momentum, particularly now that the government begins to propose and implement legislation to address the outcry and calls for change.
A new study by LeanIn.org found that 60% of male managers are uncomfortable working closely with women, however we know that the guidance and mentorship of more senior leaders, many of which are men, is crucial particularly in helping women to advance their careers.
It is fair to say that with increased awareness and employee empowerment, employers are facing an increased risk of grievances and claims and the potential for serious reputational damage.
These developments have therefore raised a number of issues for employers, including the following:
- What amounts to sexual harassment under the Equality Act 2010?
- How prevalent is sexual harassment in the workplace?
- What lessons can be learned from case law?
- Is it still possible to require employees to sign NDAs as part of our settlement agreements?
- What further changes to the law can we expect?
This event will be an interactive session designed to provide delegates with the opportunity to explore these issues with other Banking & Finance professionals and our fantastic Industry Expert, Dawn Dickson. Dawn is an HR & Employment Law Partner with Eversheds Sutherland, one of the 50 largest Global Law Practices.
We actively encourage a diverse audience and lots of topical conversation and debate.
Timings: The session will start at 17:30 and finish at 20:00
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