Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
The subject of sexual harassment has undoubtedly become one of the most delicate topics in the employment arena. The significant harm caused to the victim, the harm caused to the working relationship and the harm caused to the workplace and employer themselves are all integrated together in this complicated, yet prevalent subject. Lately, legislation regarding sexual harassment has expanded and clear rules have been set regarding unacceptable behavior in the workplace.
Upon experiencing an incident of sexual harassment in the workplace, the employer is also vulnerable to a possible lawsuit. Lapidor & Co has gained vast experience in providing legal counsel to employers in cases regarding sexual harassment, including seeing through the investigations for the complaint, and legal representation before various instances. The professionalism acquired by the firm, along with the moral legal attention that the partners provide their clients, offers an advantage to employers and allows them to successfully deal with incidents of this kind.
The legal advice provided by the partners at the firm focuses initially on preventative advice. Adv. Dganit Lapidor-Singer is the firm’s leading partner on the subject, providing some of Israel's the largest and best-known companies with continuous legal counsel, geared towards ensuring the upholding the standards and norms regarding sexual harassment. Her lectures on this matter have received great support and she regularly lectures in front of large crowds, sometimes including well known market leaders and senior officers.
In addition to the legal counsel provided by the firm to companies and organizations, the firm also represents workers (male and female) that have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. In this regard, the firm fully escorts its clients, even prior to filing the complaint, while also assisting them in forming a proper plan of action that maintains their rights at the highest level possible. The attentive and sensitive treatment the firm provides its clients assists them to overcome this challenging period in the fastest way possible, and to fully exercise their rights.