With the deluge of allegations from both men and women claiming sexual harassment or abuse by people of power, a number of heads have rightfully rolled. From Harvey Weinstein to Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, the accused are being ousted from the positions they have held for years— decades even.

Faced with allegations of harassment in the workplace, and with these claims often playing out in the court of public opinion, legal departments are in a tough spot. How can companies and in-house counsel create an environment that encourages speaking out, while also ensuring that there’s no fear of a hasty reaction?

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