S&C Critical Insights – Sexual Harassment Investigations in Light of the #MeToo Movement

April 16, 2019



Since the beginning of the #MeToo movement, there has been a clear increase in sexual harassment complaints and the press attention that they garner. How has the #MeToo movement changed corporate responses to complaints of sexual harassment?

In this episode of the S&C Critical Insights podcast series, Julie Jordan and Diane McGimsey explore best practices for investigating sexual harassment claims, including deciding who should conduct the investigation, whether privilege will apply and who will handle possible follow-on litigation. They also discuss requests for anonymity, the forms retaliation can take, the scope and purpose of investigations, and much more.

Julie Jordan is co-head of both Sullivan & Cromwell’s Labor and Employment Group and Whistleblower and Workplace Investigations Group, and a partner in the Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on internal investigations, employment matters and complex commercial litigation.

Diane McGimsey is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group. She represents clients in a wide range of matters, including federal and state litigation at both the trial and appellate level, internal investigations and employment matters.

Interested in this topic? Tune into our episode on “What Boards Should Be Doing in the Wake of #MeToo” to learn more!

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