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Gary Clark quoted in article “Restaurants after #MeToo: How this ‘wake-up call’ is impacting harassment training”

Below is an excerpt:

Beyond HR training, the movement has also had legal implications for businesses. According to Gary Clark, a partner with Quarles & Brady LLP in Chicago, employers are now taking their investigation responsibilities more seriously as well.

"In the past, some organizations had a tendency to find complaints 'unsubstantiated' simply because there was not conclusive evidence one way or the other. Now, companies realize that investigators must make credibility determinations in order to take their investigatory obligation seriously," Clark told Restaurant Dive.


"Companies find themselves in trouble when their policy only prohibits actionable harassment, which creates a serious disincentive to finding a complaint substantiated," Clark said. "Creating a culture where employees implicitly understand 'that does not fly here' is essential to protecting a restaurant's brand and its employees."


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