Vedder Thinking | News Amy L. Bess Discusses Harassment Cases in The Washington Post
November 1, 2018
Labor & Employment Chair Amy L. Bess was recently quoted in a Washington Post article on the recent reports of high profile Silicon Valley companies’ sexual harassment cover ups, sometimes years in the making, as the #MeToo movement rolls on. The article specifically mentions how Uber and Google have handled allegations of sexual misconduct in the past and what they are doing to reconcile these mistakes in the present.
Ms. Bess reminds readers that protecting the accused and failing to elicit a proper workplace investigation is going to come back to harm the company, commenting, “You almost have to assume that these things are going to become public in some manner and at some point.” When it comes to company culture and employee morale, she said, “there’s an argument it’s worse for it to come out later.”
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