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Discrimination Won’t Prevent Workplace Harassment Claims; Columbus Partner Recommends More Effective Responses


In an article for Columbus Business First, Columbus partner Mat Parker cites recent research that shows some male executives and managers have limited their interactions with female co-workers and subordinates as a reaction to the #MeToo movement. That avoidance, Parker says, not only is detrimental to the workplace, but also represents potentially unlawful discrimination.

Employers must start addressing the root causes of the problem: misperceptions about unfounded claims and a mistrust in whether employers can handle complaints of possible harassment fairly and responsibly. Parker’s article suggests ways employers can move down the correct path.

The article ran in print in Columbus Business First and is not available on the publication’s website. To read the article, visit the Columbus Bar Association.


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