Law360: Cuomo Harassment Scandal Holds Key Employer Lessons
In an article published on Law360 Employment Authority on August 12, 2021, Obermayer labor and employment attorneys, Dove Burns and Stacey Pitcher discuss the sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resulting in his resignation and the #MeToo movement, now shining a light on behaviors that take place in public, often in full view of party revelers, co-workers, and even law enforcement.
Dove and Stacey also review the areas that employers must assess in order to evaluate vulnerability within the workplace, such as Power Dynamics, Sacred Cow, Cultural Silence, and Attrition.
Dove focuses her practice on employment law and professional liability. She has experience defending corporate clients and executives, professional service providers, multibillion-dollar international restaurant chains, hospitals, municipalities, housing authorities, nonprofits, and boards of directors in a variety of high-exposure matters.
Stacey defends management in a variety of high-exposure employment law and professional liability matters. She advises employers regarding recent changes to the law, writes and revises policies and procedures, conducts a variety of training and seminars, and provides risk management solutions to avoid or mitigate litigation and exposure. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, housing authorities, school districts, nonprofits, employers in a variety of industries, as well as individual managers, executives, directors, and officers.