At The Podium
Sexual Harassment: Court of Public Opinion v. Court of Legal Opinion
In her presentation at the Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2018 Women in Law Conference, labor and employment attorney Roberta Fields is joined by Karen Wicker, a veteran public relations professional and president of Candor, to explore the very real challenges associated with responding to sexual harassment claims in two important but very different arenas – the court of public opinion and court of legal opinion.
- Enhanced risks for clients brought about by the “Weinstein Effect”
- Why sexual harassment claims shouldn’t be ignored just because they are time-barred
- Should all allegations, however old or vague, be investigated?
- How should a company respond if an allegation goes public?
- Is a wait-and-see approach ever appropriate from a PR perspective?
- Balancing the need for a thorough investigation v. the public’s desire for a quick response
- The importance of coordinating your legal and public relations responses
The OBA’s Women in Law Committee is focused on providing support and opportunities to women attorneys through networking and education, and to providing service to the community. The theme of this year’s conference is “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Using Legal Skills to Impact Change.”