November 30, 2017 – The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Macomb Daily quoted Sherman & Howard’s Labor & Employment attorney, John Alan Doran, in the article “Fear and Panic in the H.R. Department as Sexual Harassment Allegations Multiply.”
With the large number of sexual harassment allegations and reports of workplace misconduct there is a spotlight on how new technology (text, email, social media) is changing the landscape for complaints. “Technology is rewriting the rules for how quickly such allegations are addressed. With clear evidence more often available in the form of emails, texts or other electronic posts,” said John, “the days of he-said, she-said have essentially been eliminated by technology.” Increasingly, “somebody’s got a screenshot somewhere, and the type of evidence that’s laid before an H.R. person has morphed into being either irrefutable or provably bogus.”
Article: “Fear and Panic in the H.R. Department as Sexual Harassment Allegations Multiply,”
The Washington Post. November 30, 2017.
Chicago Tribune. November 30, 2017.
Macomb Daily. November 30, 2017.