They’ve created a social media movement—#metoo—as well as a word for it—”Weinsteining.” Sexual harassment and assault allegations are snowballing against powerful figures such as Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey. And the legal fallout is affecting companies and their general counsel across the country.
“Employers are concerned,” said employment lawyer Jed Marcus, a principal at Bressler, Amery & Ross in Florham Park, New Jersey, who says he’s receiving an increasing number of calls from companies concerned about these issues. “Sexual harassment, any harassment really, is in clear focus to employers right now,” Marcus said. “They realize they need to take more ownership of the [anti-harassment] process.”
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