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The Age of #MeToo: Part 2 - Emerging Trends

Workplace Relations & Safety

In this short video, Aaron Goonrey and Thomson Reuters' Head of Human Resources, ANZ Linsey Simpson discuss the observed effects of #MeToo at work including:

  • greater employee confidence in raising issues; leading to a higher volume of reported complaints
  • the importance for HR teams in deciding when to manage issues internally or brief externally to ensure no bias in the process
  • an increase in complaints against colleagues for 'out of work' incidents, particularly through social media interactions
  • ensuring grievances between colleagues are managed to minimise workplace disruptions, regardless of legal liability; and
  • the difficulty for employers to know when they should or shouldn't intervene in employee disputes.

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