Orrick's Lynne Hermle Provides Guidance For The #MeToo Era

Corporate Counsel

In an article in Corporate Counsel, employment partner Lynne Hermle and associate Annie Prasad outline the mounting threat boards of directors and investors confront from claims related to workplace harassment in the #MeToo era.

The article discusses the liability issues arising from such claims, and provides practical guidance to boards and shareholders on how best to avoid being vulnerable to aiding and abetting claims involving discrimination and harassment allegations. The article details four particular steps boards and investors can take to protect themselves, from securing advice from legal counsel at an early stage to ensuring strong anti-harassment policies are in place.