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How to protect your business from sexual harassment claims

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2022 | Business Formation & Planning

If you are in the music industry, you will have noticed that when sexual harassment claims occur, they often end up in the press. It’s one of the pitfalls of being involved in an industry where you rely on the press to spread the good word about your artists. They also jump on any negative news.

There are several things you can do to reduce the chance your company will be embroiled in a scandal:

Set down clear rules

Make sure everyone who works for you understands what is and is not acceptable behavior. Make sure they know the consequences of breaching standards and know how to report incidents. You need to create an atmosphere where people are willing to call people out on things to protect others and themselves. By doing that, they also protect the company.

Take extra care around parties

Socializing is crucial to success, and depending on your artists, that might mean some pretty wild partying where certain people get out of hand. Think about what you can do to protect any of your more vulnerable employees from being taken advantage of. If the event is to do with work, then you may be in the firing line as a company if something should happen.

Despite your best efforts, something could still happen that leaves you facing a lawsuit. If so, get legal help to handle the situation. Getting help to ensure all your policies are up to scratch vastly reduces the chance you face such action in the first place.