December 08, 2021 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Venable

Handling Post-Pandemic Harassment and Discrimination Claims

As the era of remote work ends for many businesses, nonprofit employers may need a refresher on the way they handle employee and third-party claims of workplace harassment and discrimination. During the pandemic, some employees developed informalities in the way they interact with co-workers and others over Zoom. Some experienced mental health struggles or lost their edge in social interaction skills. Some developed divisive political views that they wear on their sleeve. Some thirst for the attention they lost during this long period of isolation. These and other evolutions can create a risk of workplace friction and employer liability for harassment and discrimination. As employees start rolling in, keep in mind that, although your employees have changed, the laws that govern workplace behavior and interactions have not. During this presentation we will explore best practices – and landmines – in handling employee and third-party claims of harassment and discrimination.