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Harassment Hotlines: What Happens After the Call Is Made

April 24, 2018, 5:36 PM

Employees are using company hotlines to report sexual harassment more than ever thanks to the #MeToo movement.

It follows, then, that how employers respond to complaints also is getting attention.

The fourth quarter of 2017 saw an 11.2 percent uptick in the rate of harassment and discrimination reports to employee hotlines compared with the first three quarters of the year, according to NAVEX Global, which operates hotlines for employers. Report author Carrie Penman, chief compliance officer and senior vice president of the Lake Oswego, Ore.-based firm, told Bloomberg Law April 20 that the rise followed the harassment scandal surrounding movie ...