Your business can do everything right. Terrific work environment, clear communication and expectations with employees, but you can still get sued for sexual harassment. Win or lose, the impact on your small business can be huge. It could cost your company a lot of money in attorney’s fees and loss of reputation.
This podcast talks about ways to protect your small business and employees from sexual harassment, which is defined as anything that is an unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature. It’s something small businesses cannot afford to ignore.
“…They’re not going to recommend this business to their friends and their colleagues, and they may say horrible things anonymously in social media about what it’s like to work there. So there’s lots of reasons why a business wants to make sure they do not permit that in their culture.” ~ Brigid Heid
Host Mary McCarthy and Co-Host Sharon DeLay talk to Brigid Heid, a partner in Eastman & Smith Ltd. Brigid is an employment attorney who has been practicing law in Columbus for 25+ years. She focuses on workplace compliance issues, making sure a business’ personnel matters are in order, and ensuring employers have best practices in place.
“Oftentimes we don’t want to spend the dollars, but a little bit of prevention up front can save a lot of potential headaches, and dollars, and reputation at the back end.” ~ Mary McCarthy
What You Will Learn in this 16 Minute Podcast:
- Understanding of the two types of sexual harassment: Quid Pro Quo & Hostile Environment
- Steps Ohio businesses need to take, especially when they have four or more employees
- The indirect costs to your business, even if a sexual harassment claim is not filed
- Brigid’s best advice to protect your business and employees
A microbusiness is defined as a small business of 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur. This podcast is for you!
Guest Brigid Heid
- Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast
- CEO, YMT Consultants
- Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.
Mary McCarthy is the President of YMT Consultants, an entrepreneurial consulting and training firm in Westerville, Ohio in the Columbus area. It focuses on one-on-one work with microbusiness owners (businesses with 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur), assisting them to monetize and create systems for their small businesses.
- Co-Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast
- President and Founder, GO-HR
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Sharon DeLay is the Founder and President of GO-HR, a full-service HR consulting business in Columbus. It works mainly with microbusinesses, doing everything from hiring to firing employees, and all Human Resource Management services that fall in between. You can’t “Go” without HR.