The #metoo, can be viewed as a disease in business practice. In its wake, thousands of women have come forward to raise complaints of sexual harassment. Workplace harassment does not simply remain in the realm of celebrity, its reach is much greater. People are getting worked up about it and are taking sides. Statistically speaking, since the movement began, the Legal Defense Fund has received more than 3,500 requests for assistance from workers in more than 60 different industries in all 50 states. Any business anywhere could be targeted for some event that could have happened for a time period prior to the current management in place.
In the past, people have not spoken up because of the fear. With taking a stance can come the loss of job which leads to a loss of financial security. The risk was too great. This had lead to many debates and reconsideration of the way in which business practices transact business and of its operation.
Businesses are looking towards countering that culture. Getting their name enmeshed in a lawsuit looks like a poor reflection on them from a commercial perspective. Consumers have that much power. That is why bystander protections are measures being introduced. Ensuring policies that already exist in manuals are enforced or stood by are another way of standing firm to the commitment of culture. Continue reading ›